- bleed [blēd]vi.bled [bled] bleeding [ME bleden < OE bledan < blod, blood < IE * bhlē-, var. of base * bhel-, to swell > BALL1, BLOOM1]1. to emit or lose blood2. to suffer wounds or die in a battle or cause3. to feel pain, grief, or sympathy; suffer4. to ooze; esp., to ooze sap, juice, etc., as bruised plants5. to run together, as dyes in wet cloth6. to come through a covering coat of paint, as certain stains7. to be printed to the edge of a page, wrapper, etc. so that a part is later trimmed off: said of pictures, designs, etc.vt.1. to draw blood from; leech2. to ooze (sap, juice, etc.)☆ 3. to take sap or juice from4.a) to empty slowly of liquid, air, or gasb) to draw off (liquid, air, or gas) slowly5.a) to print (a picture, design, etc.) so that a small part at the edge is cut off when the paper is trimmedb) to trim (a page) so as to bleed some of the printed matter6. Informal to get money from, esp. by extortionn.the part of a printed picture, design, etc. that overruns the margin to be trimmed
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.