haemorrhage

haemorrhage hae‧mor‧rhage [ˈhemrɪdʒ] , hemorrhage verb [transitive]
1. to lose a lot of money or jobs over a short period:

• The once prosperous town has haemorrhaged manufacturing jobs over the last 15 years.

2. haemorrhage red ink JOURNALISM if a business, organization etc haemorrhages red ink, it loses a lot of money:

• The state's long-term fiscal management has been solid, although the current budget threatens to hemorrhage red ink.

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haemorrhage UK US /ˈhemərɪdʒ/ verb [I or T] UK (US hemorrhage)
to lose a large amount of money or large numbers of customers, jobs, etc.: »

The leisure and hospitality industry hemorrhaged 10,000 jobs and the manufacturing sector lost 6,000.

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to haemorrhage cash/staff/customers

haemorrhage red ink — Cf. haemorrhage red ink
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haemorrhage UK US /ˈhemərɪdʒ/ noun [C, usually singular]
the loss of a large amount of money or large numbers of customers, jobs, etc.: the haemorrage of sth »

The pay-per-view service is worried about the haemorrage of viewers to its competitors.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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