bleeds; bled/ˈblɛd/; bleeding bleeds; bled/ˈblɛd/; bleeding
Learner's definition of BLEED
1 [no object] : to lose or release blood because of a cut, injury, etc. 2 [+ object] : to remove blood from (a person) as part of a medical procedure that was done in past times 3 [+ object] : to remove air or liquid from something
4 a of dye, ink, paint, etc. : to spread from one area into another b : to gradually spread into or become something else — usually + into 5 [+ object], informal : to take a lot of money from (someone) over a period of time
He complained that his ex-wife was bleeding him of all his money.
Many businesses complain that the new taxes are bleeding them dry. [=are taking all their money]
The country has been bled white by a greedy dictator. [=all the country's money and resources have been used up by a greedy dictator]
6 [+ object], informal : to lose (money) continually