1 [with adjective] British informal A person regarded with contempt or pity: the poor bleeder split his head open
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- When he wants to be, my beloved can be a contrary, stubborn bleeder.
- The dog has turned into a vicious little bleeder and I'm out of friends right about now.
- Children were running berserk using the place as an adventure playground while their parents screeched, ‘Wayne and Tracy, get down off that wardrobe, you little bleeders, or I'll belt you!’
2 informal A person who bleeds easily, especially a haemophiliac.
- He was a bleeder who suffered frequent joint haemorrhages.
- So I took my seat among the masses of cripples, ill, and bleeders.
- I was just going to compliment her when she exclaimed, dabbing the pin-prick with a pad of astringent, ‘Oh, you're a bleeder!’
3 Baseball A ground ball hit that barely passes between two infielders.
- When used in nonsave situations, Escobar seemed frustrated by bleeps, infield-in bleeders and an inability to put hitters away with two strikes.
- As they say, even cripple bleeder singles look like line drives in the next day's box scores.
- ‘Let's try a nice little bleeder to the right,’ he says.
Words that rhyme with bleederAïda, Breda, cedar, conceder, corrida, Derrida, Elfreda, e-reader, Etheldreda, feeder, follow-my-leader, interceder, interpleader, kneader, leader, Leda, Lieder, misleader, pleader, reader, seceder, seeder, speeder, stampeder, succeeder, weeder
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