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Bleed

1. To lose money in a venture or investment over time. Bleeding may occur fast or slowly, but never improves. See also: Stop the bleeding.

2. To extract an excessively high price in a transaction or venture under threat of force or some other harm. Bleeding in this sense is illegal.
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As Matasareanu bled, Futrell told paramedics he needed only one ambulance for Matasareanu, not the several he believed were being dispatched, Gage said.
Matasareanu bled to death from a thigh wound, according to an autopsy.
This is the second time Gentlemen has bled despite using the anti-bleeding medication lasix.