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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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To direct the eye, shift the center of interest to the direction desired or "point" lines such as road edges, profiles of people or objects that bleed off the page in that direction.
The elimination of multiple cash draining operations was essential to avoid having these unprofitable legacy operations bleed off the profits and cash generating abilities of the acquisitions we have targeted going forward.
Highly permeable, the gabion structure act as self draining units which bleed off ground water, relieving hydrostatic heads.
4-liter V10, breathing so heavy the Dodge boys had to add half a dozen new hood vents just to bleed off the excess heat," noted Bob Gritzinger, AutoWeek Senior Editor-News.
At 3,400 feet, the T-38 will raise its nose up, bleed off some speed and touch down.
When a static charge builds up in the clouds above these rods, causing an opposite charge to build up in the house, the flow of electricity through the rods as they bleed off that charge causes the bulbs to glow.
This mold design incorporates melt reservoirs into which excess material can bleed off.
Like Dracula, Western promoters and traders feed on these emerging markets and bleed off their resources with no benefit improving the domestic suppliers.
I planned to pull the nose up to 35 degrees above the horizon and wait for the airspeed to bleed off.