“You have the opportunity to rip their freaking head off and let them bleed,” roars one.
But she continued to bleed, and the staff became all the more alarmed.
Spain was hammered by the financial crisis and continues to bleed.
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.
v. bled (blěd), bleed·ing, bleeds
To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.
To take or remove blood from.
To take someone's money by overcharging or extortion: His creditors bled him to death (1680s+)