Bleed meaning

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To emit or lose blood.
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To be printed so as to go off the edge or edges of a page after trimming.
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To pay out money, especially an exorbitant amount.
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To suffer wounds or die in a battle or cause.
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To feel pain, grief, or sympathy; suffer.
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Bleed is defined as to lose blood, suffer a wound, ooze or for color to come off or through.

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.

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The definition of a bleed is the part of a printed picture that extends past the margins.

An example of a bleed is the extra color around the border of a picture that needs to be trimmed off.

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To emit or lose blood.
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To be wounded, especially in battle.
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To feel sympathetic grief or anguish.

My heart bleeds for the victims of the air crash.

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To show through a layer of paint, as a stain or resin in wood.
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An instance of bleeding.
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Illustrative matter that bleeds.
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To ooze; esp., to ooze sap, juice, etc., as bruised plants do.
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To run together.
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To come through a covering coat of paint.
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To be printed to the edge of a page, wrapper, etc. so that a part is later trimmed off.
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To draw blood from; leech.
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To ooze (sap, juice, etc.)
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To take sap or juice from.
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To get money from, esp. by extortion.
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The part of a printed picture, design, etc. that overruns the margin to be trimmed.
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To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.
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To take or remove blood from.
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An instance of bleeding.
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Printing at the very edge of the paper. Many laser printers, including all LaserJets up to the 11x17" 4V, cannot print to the very edge, leaving a border of approximately 1/4". In commercial printing, bleeding is generally more expensive, because wider paper is often used, which is later cut to size.
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(intransitive, of an animal) To lose blood through an injured blood vessel.

If her nose bleeds try to use ice.

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To let or draw blood from an animal.
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To take large amounts of money from.
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To steadily lose (something vital).

The company was bleeding talent.

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(intransitive, of an ink or dye) To spread from the intended location and stain the surrounding cloth or paper.
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To remove air bubbles from a pipe containing fluids.
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(intransitive, copulative) To show one's group loyalty by showing (its associated col) in one's blood.

He was a devoted Vikings fan: he bled purple.

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To lose sap, gum, or juice.

A tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded.

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To issue forth, or drop, like blood from an incision.
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(phonology, of a phonological rule) To destroy the environment where another phonological rule would have applied.

Labialization bleeds palatalization.

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An incident of bleeding, as in haemophilia.
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In printing (1): a narrow edge around a page layout, to be printed but cut off afterwards (added to allow for slight misalignment, especially with pictures that should run to the edge of the finished sheet).
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To exude a fluid such as sap.
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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

  • From Old English blēdan, from Proto-Germanic *blōþijaną (“to bleed”), from Proto-Germanic *blōþą (“blood”). Compare West Frisian bliede, Dutch bloeden, German bluten, Danish bløde, Swedish blöda.

    From Wiktionary