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Synonyms for bleed

to flow or leak out or emit something slowly

Synonyms for bleed

lose blood from one's body

get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone

drain of liquid or steam

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It was a mafia system that not only stained Lamezia Terme with blood and murder, but it also bled dry the already fragile local economy," provincial police chief Guido Marino said.
In the past the opposition has demanded Assad step down before talks can begin but analysts say Khatib's change in stance stems from a belief that the population will be bled dry while the West fails to act.
But ominously, a transitional period fraught with gory turmoil and shattered hopes following Mubarak's ousting has apparently bled dry Egyptians' humour and hilarity.
This will not though be until these industries have been bled dry.
9% of the American, and most of the developed world''s populations, are being bled dry funding the casino culture of the financial institutions.
Dr Mohammad Dawoud, Water Resources Manager of Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD), lauded efforts to implement the latest water master plan updated in 2009 but warned more measures are essential to ensure critical aquifers aren't bled dry in decades to come.
But on other occasions, it asserts that the United States has been bled dry by those invasions, which it says have soaked up $3 trillion and ruined the American economy.
There are no power ballads here - Outsider is the stand-out track - and by the time the bittersweet Happy Now and ridiculously infectious Safe From Harm roll around, Young's heart appears to have bled dry.
Mr Crow said: "With the NHS running out of beds and flu vaccine, commuters bled dry and VAT sent sky high, they are still partying like it's 1999 down in the Square Mile while Vince Cable and the ConDem Government stand idly by.
Action to establish a proper basis for the funding of racing is needed before the sport is bled dry.
Our welfare state must be one of the finest in the world but it would appear that it is being bled dry.
Through the person of Carlos Magno, an indigenous man, Rufin asks why the restoration of a Portuguese colonial church in Itabaiana is being financed by UNESCO and the Gulbenkian Foundation when children are being killed and developing countries are being bled dry.
Instead, the United States launched an unnecessary and unwise invasion of Iraq, where it is being bled dry while providing Islamic militants with unlimited recruiting and propaganda opportunities.
According to Josephus, after Herod's death representatives of the Jewish aristocracy went to Rome to plead for the country, as it had been bled dry by taxes.
I wonder how much the government and car industry think they can milk from the motorist who is being bled dry by demands from all sides?