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BLEED, verb intransitive preterit tense and participle passive bled.

1. To lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds.

2. To die a violent death, or by slaughter.

The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to day.

3. To issue forth, or drop as blood, from an incision; to lose sap, gum or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds.

For me the balm shall bleed

The heart bleeds, is a phrase used to denote extreme pain from sympathy or pity.

BLEED, verb transitive To let blood; to take blood from, by opening a vein.