bleed to death

idiom

: die from having lost too much blood
The man almost bled to death.

Examples of bleed to death in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The femoral artery is the major source of blood for the leg, and a person can bleed to death very quickly if it’s cut, said Dr. Martin Schreiber, a professor of surgery and trauma medical director at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. Audrey McAvoy, Anchorage Daily News, 12 July 2023 Each year more than half a million people bleed to death following traffic accidents, combat wounds, and other severe trauma. Aaron Rowe, Discover Magazine, 18 Jan. 2011 To delay for even a few minutes could mean the patient would bleed to death. W Roy Smythe, Discover Magazine, 7 Apr. 2014 Instead, the stranger in her back seat stabbed her repeatedly, got out of the car and returned to his hotel room, leaving Dillion to bleed to death. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2022 The last wound severed an artery and caused Paterimos to bleed to death, officials said at the time. Stephanie Casanova, Chicago Tribune, 1 Oct. 2022 If that type of pregnancy proceeds, the woman can bleed to death. Victoria Knight, Rachana Pradhan, CBS News, 27 June 2022 But a person can bleed to death in as little as five minutes. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 14 Apr. 2022 This area of research is where theoretical physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking made some of his most important contributions by first defining and then attacking the information paradox problem (and also predicting the way by which even seemingly immortal black holes eventually bleed to death). Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 30 Mar. 2022

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“Bleed to death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleed%20to%20death. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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