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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to lose blood)
a. sangrar
I cut my finger when I was cooking, and it won't stop bleeding.Me corté el dedo cocinando y no para de sangrar.
b. salir sangre
His nose is still bleeding.Le sigue saliendo sangre de la nariz.
c. terner una hemorragia
The doctor told her her liver is bleeding.El doctor le dijo que tiene una hemorragia en el hígado.
2. (to ooze)
a. exudar savia (tree)
I broke a branch and the tree started bleeding.El árbol comenzó a exudar savia cuando le quebré una rama.
b. exudar resina (tree)
We'll make now an incision on the bark of the pine for it to bleed.A continuación, practicamos una incisión en la corteza del pino para que exude la resina.
3. (to run)
a. correrse (color or text)
There was a red t-shirt in the washer, and red bled into the white clothes.Había una remera roja en la lavadora y el rojo se corrió a la ropa blanca.
4. (to feel compassion)
a. partirse (one's soul or heart)
My soul started bleeding for little Hannah when I heard her story.Se me partió el alma cuando escuché la historia de la pequeña Hannah.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (medicine)
a. sangrar
Patients were bled with leeches as a curative method not so long ago.No hace mucho, a los enfermos se les sangraba con sanguijuelas como método curativo.
6. (to draw liquid from)
a. purgar (radiator or brakes)
We always bleed the radiators at the beginning of winter.Siempre purgamos los radiadores cuando comienza el invierno.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to drain of money)
a. sangrar
The government is bleeding us with all these taxes.El gobierno nos está sangrando con todos estos impuestos.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (medicine)
a. sangrar
2. (radiator)
a. purgar
3. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to bleed somebody drychupar la sangre a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a. sangrar
his nose is bleedingle sangra la nariz
to bleed to deathmorir desangrado(a)
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bleed [bliːd] bled (past)
intransitive verb
1 (from cut, wound) sangrar; [+tree] exudar
his nose is bleeding le sangra la nariz; to bleed to death morir desangrado; my heart bleeds for him ¡qué pena me da!
2 [+colours] diluirse;into en; correrse;into en
The two colours will bleed into each other, creating softly blurred forms The colouring pigments from the skin are not allowed to bleed into the grape juice
transitive verb
1 (Med) sangrar
2 [+brakes, radiator] desaguar; sangrar
3 (exploit) desangrar; sacar los cuartos a (informal); (Esp)
to bleed sb dry or white chupar la sangre a algn
to bleed a country dry or white explotar despiadadamente un país
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