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to bleed: to lose blood, the red vital liquid (often through a cut in the skin)
Help, my finger is bleeding! There's red blood everywhere!

This is an irregular verb:
I bleed / I bled / I have bled

blood: red liquid that is sent around the body by the heart
The verb "to bleed" is almost always used in the present progressive form to indicate that someone is in the act of bleeding. We rarely use the present simple tense to express this action.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Oh no, your head is bleeding!
US: Yes, it bled like that all last week. It's nothing serious.


  • "Today, at San Francisco's historic Bleeding Heart Theatre, in the heart of the Rainbow District, the Delavigne Corporation will announce its latest charitable endeavor."
  • "Jean : Please do not shout again, my ears are bleeding."
  • "I suppose it's hard to say "no" to a man wearing a full-body cast and bleeding from his head."
  • "Oh my goodness, are you bleeding?"
  • "Yes, I am bleeding."
  • "I'm bleeding, man!"
  • "There was a disagreement, and next thing I know the big guy was on the floor bleeding."
  • "Oh, he's bleeding now."
  • "Food is only for blood donors: no bleeding, no feeding, that's the rule."

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