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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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What followed was seven years of experimentation involving testing different lengths of his 12-gauge bloop tube, drilling portholes of various sizes and locations in the barrel extension to rapidly bleed off gas, and developing sub-sonic handloads.
Try various cropping techniques for your photos to bleed off the page, use tight close-ups or perhaps wide panoramic pictures.
Consequently, the outer roller usually has a smooth surface to support an air film and the inner roller has a grooved surface to bleed off the air film.
Images and color areas were to bleed off on at least three sides of the square.
The lower frequencies use direct connection only but offer the least probability of false coupling or "bleed off" to adjacent pipes or cables.
"The intent is there, they certainly understand the issues, but in a developing country like Vietnam, you make one minor change, for example a law on foreign investment, and the ramification of that change can bleed off into a hundred other areas."
Black was everywhere in this show-in the treated film imagery, in the darkened projection space, and in the painting's bifurcating forms, which promised to bleed off the canvas and onto the surrounding black walls.
Addex says typical automatic air rings bleed off excess air from sectors where the air output must be reduced in order to control gauge.
A hole as small as 2.54 cm dia in a vehicle the size of the Space Station could bleed off enough air in just one hour to put the crew at risk.
"We probably bleed off about half as much water as we evaporate, and that water normally is wasted, but what we do is capture it, hold it, and use it to flush the toilets," explains William Nelson, PE, of Tucson's GLHN Architects and Engineers.
If there is no allowance for this expansion and areas to bleed off overflow material, problems can occur.
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