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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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If there is no allowance for this expansion and areas to bleed off overflow material, problems can occur.
The Static Control Anti-Fatigue Mat 9900 Series from the 3M Electronic Solutions Division enable workers to stand comfortably for long periods, while minimizing the fatigue associated with standing work and bleed off static electricity as part of a total static control system.
The Front And Back Cover And Their Reverse Sides (inside Front And Back Covers) Will Be Four Color Over Four Color (4/4) Processed Color; Front Cover Will Include A Color Photo Bleed Off
They bleed off the double page spreads with colour that makes readers feel that they are swimming from the shallow waters near the surface into the deeper playground of a sunken ship.
I leveled just above the runway to bleed off the excess speed until the aircraft gently touched down.
Strong Acme cap threads provide greater safety by allowing trapped pressure to bleed off while maintaining 90% thread engagement, thus decreasing the risk to personnel and surrounding equipment.
To bleed off the airspeed and establish a rate of descent on the back side of the power curve, the crew performed a right 360-degree turn.
On final, inside a half mile, I raised my NVGs and dropped the nose, aiming short of Taxiway Mike to bleed off excess energy gained during the approach.
One of the most important animals in high-yield audio speakers is a spider--a fine mesh of filaments designed to bleed off excess heat.
A common strategy thieves use is to find unsecured nurse tanks and storage facilities where they can bleed off a few gallons of anhydrous into an empty gas grill container or other storage device.
The 512 Hz frequency provides greater accuracy with less bleed off to surrounding lines," says Potter.
1) all begin by continuously monitoring dissolved solids levels as a basis for controlling the valves that bleed off the old water and let in the new.