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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLEED

He saw he was due to bleed to death and he took a shorter way!

Don't let me count three till you're after me, or I'll bleed ye!

And now, if you don't want me to bleed to death get me out of this slop, and--yes,--easy!

By mistake he hit himself in the nose and it began to bleed.

If Hermione could have heard them her torn heart might perhaps have ceased to bleed.

"A quitter will quit and a bleeder will bleed," said the Kid sententiously.

On this wild road their victim might lie and bleed to death.

He had been taught that an animal should not bleed to death through a gunshot wound.

Bleed him, and he sinks; stimulate him, and he goes ragin' mad. '

Round his thigh was a tourniquet, and in consequence he did not bleed much.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bledan "to let blood," in Middle English and after, "to let blood from surgically;" also "to emit blood," from Proto-Germanic *blodjan "emit blood" (cf. Old Norse blæða, German bluten), from *bhlo-to- "swell, gush, spurt" (see blood (n.)). Meaning "extort money from" is from 1670s. Of dyes or paints, from 1862. Related: Bled; bleeding.

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