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November 2, 2015

bleed

 

If a person's skin is cut into or punctured deeply enough, blood comes out from the cut. The flow of blood is described by the verb "bleed."

simple past past participle
bleed
bled
bled
  • Wendy cut her hand and it started to bleed.
  • If you are bleeding from a cut, you should put a band-aid on it.
  • I'm bleeding. I need a band-aid.
  • A man was hurt in a serious accident and bled to death before help arrived.
  • You can apply pressure to a deep cut to help stop the bleeding. (This sentence uses "bleeding" as a gerund.)
  • Oscar's nose bleeds very easily.

his nose is bleeding His nose is bleeding.

The word "bleed" is a noun when it's used with the word "nose." (This forms a compound noun.)

  • Some people suffer from nosebleeds in the winter because the air is so dry.
  • Julian has a nosebleed, but he can stop it by pinching his nostrils together.
  • Normally, a nosebleed doesn't hurt.

The word "blood" is noun.

  • Blood dripped onto the floor when Vanessa cut herself.
  • There's blood coming from Ron's knee because he fell and scraped it on the pavement.
  • He has a bloody knee. (The word "bloody" is an adjective.)

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