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bleed

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bleed

  1. 1 to feel deep sadness or mental pain <her heart bleeds for the homeless people she sees on her way to work> Synonyms agonize, anguish, grieve, hurt, mourn, sorrow, sufferRelated Words ache, long (for), pine (away), sigh, smart; rack, torment, torture; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lament, rue; bawl, blubber, cry, groan, howl, keen, moan, sob, take on, wail, weep, yammer, yowl; languish; regretNear Antonyms beam, cheer, crow, delight, exult, glory, joy, laugh, ravish, rejoice, triumph; assure, cheer, comfort, commiserate, console, reassure, solace, soothe, sympathize

  2. 2 to flow forth slowly through small openings <pitch was bleeding from cuts in the tree bark> Synonyms exude, ooze, percolate, seep, strain, sweat, transude, weepRelated Words dribble, drip, trickle; discharge, emit, give off, vent; emanate, flow, springNear Antonyms flood, gush, pour, stream, surge

  3. 3 to remove (liquid) gradually or completely <bleed water from the radiators> Synonyms drain, draft, draw (off), pump, siphon (also syphon), tapRelated Words milk; suck; clear, empty, evacuate, exhaust, vacate, vacuate, void; decant, effuse; deplete; clean, flush, purgeNear Antonyms bathe, douse (also dowse), drench, soak, souse, wash, water, wet; deluge, drown, flood, inundate, overflow; submerge, swampAntonyms fill

  4. 4 to rob by the use of trickery or threats <the confidence men coldheartedly bled the elderly couple of their life savings> Synonyms beat, bilk, fleece, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeRelated Words extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk


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