bleed out

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bleed out

1. To die from blood loss. If we don't get him to a hospital soon, he's going to bleed out right here on the road!
2. To drain some or all the blood from a person or animal. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "bleed" and "out." It is important to bleed the pig out before it is butchered. Doctors used to use leeches to bleed out their patients, thinking they could help get rid of "bad" blood.
3. To drain something of all or nearly all of some substance. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "bleed" and "out." If air gets trapped in your radiator, you'll need to bleed it out to get the heat circulating properly again.
4. To lose large amounts of some resource very quickly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "bleed" and "out." The company has been bleeding out money for the past year, so it seems doubtful they'll survive much longer. Our country has been bleeding talented workers out ever since this recession began, which is going to make it that much harder for our economy to recover.
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