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Synonyms for bleed

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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Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: "Families in lower-paid jobs are having their bank balances bled dry by expensive private rents across huge swathes of the country.
There will be no intervention and hope will be bled dry before anyone decent left can turn things round.
Vampire Centers were created, offering human blood through transfusion; yet, why were her parents bled dry? Why now?
They are the victims, who have been bled dry by the 9/11 attacks and the "war on terror," which is actually a war on Islam and God.
Osborne cannot, of course, admit that thousands upon thousands in this happy band of workers are, in fact, being run ragged and bled dry by firms allowed to bin the employment rights our parents and grandparents fought for.
Last month, Gascoigne had claimed that he was targeted by hackers and had 50,000 pounds stolen from his bank account, adding that he has been 'bled dry' by the scam despite once being worth as much as 14 million pounds.
Speaking outside his Bournemouth home, he told The Sun he had been "bled dry", first claiming he knew who was responsible before admitting he did not understand how it had happened.
"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.
Thanks to globalisation of the banking sector, 99.9% 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.