A bleeding wound on a finger.



  • To lose blood through an injured blood vessel.
  • To let or draw blood from.
  • To take large amounts of money from.
  • To steadily lose (something vital).
  • To spread from the intended location and stain the surrounding cloth or paper.
  • To remove air bubbles from a pipe containing other fluids.
  • To tap off high-pressure gas (usually air) from a system that produces high-pressure gas primarily for another purpose.
  • To bleed on; to make bloody.
  • To show one's group loyalty by showing (its associated color) in one's blood.
  • To lose sap, gum, or juice.
  • To issue forth, or drop, like blood from an incision.
  • To destroy the environment where another phonological rule would have applied.
  • To (cause to) extend to the edge of the page, without leaving any margin.
  • To lose money.


  • An incident of bleeding, as in haemophilia.
  • A system for tapping hot, high-pressure air from a gas turbine engine for purposes such as cabin pressurization and airframe anti-icing.
  • 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).
  • The situation where sound is picked up by a microphone from a source other than that which is intended.
  • The removal of air bubbles from a pipe containing other fluids.


  • From Middle English bleden, from Old English blēdan, from Proto-West Germanic *blōdijan, from Proto-Germanic *blōþijaną, from *blōþą. Cognate with Scots blede, bleid, Saterland Frisian bläide, West Frisian bliede, Dutch bloeden, Low German blöden, German bluten, Danish bløde, Swedish blöda.

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