bleed to death


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Melzer has watched his close friend and mentor, Major Laska, bleed to death in his arms. Francine Prose, The New York Review of Books, 23 Feb. 2022 With too much blood thinner, patients can bleed to death. Ellen Gabler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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“Bleed to death.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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