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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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Five patients (3 children and 2 adults) bled again within approximately one day of their first admission (3 within 24 hours), and the rest bled later than 7 days post-op.
"I knew he had bled by the way he ran," said trainer Tom Voss.
Five patients (0.7% of all patients; 14.3% of those who bled) experienced immediate postoperative bleeding, and 30 (4.4 and 85.7%, respectively) experienced delayed bleeding.