An example of bleed is for a scraped knee to ooze blood.
An example of bleed is for the dye on a red shirt to transfer onto a white shirt while washing in hot water.
An example of a bleed is the extra color around the border of a picture that needs to be trimmed off.
My heart bleeds for the victims of the air crash.
The company was bleeding talent.
He was a devoted Vikings fan: he bled purple.
A tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded.
Labialization bleeds palatalization.
Origin of bleed
- Middle English bleden from Old English blēdan bhel-3 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition