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1‘his arm was bleeding badly’
lose blood, haemorrhage
2‘the doctor bled him’
draw blood from
technical phlebotomize, exsanguinate
3‘one colour bled into another’
flow, run, ooze, seep, trickle, leak, filter, percolate, escape, leach
permeate, merge with
4‘sap was bleeding from a cut in the trunk’
flow, run, ooze, seep, exude, weep, gush, spurt
5‘the country is being bled dry by poachers’
drain, exhaust, sap, deplete, deprive, milk, suck dry, empty, reduce
6‘my heart bleeds for them’
grieve, ache, sorrow, be sorrowful, be sad, mourn, be mournful, be distressed, be in distress, be miserable, lament, feel, suffer, agonize, anguish, be in anguish
sympathize with, pity
eat one's heart out, weep and wail
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