- 1[uncountable] the red liquid that flows through the bodies of humans and animals He lost a lot of blood in the accident. Blood was pouring out of a cut on her head. to give blood (= to have blood taken from you so that it can be used in the medical treatment of other people) to draw blood (= to wound a person so that they lose blood) a blood cell/sample the blood supply to the brain dried blood
- 2-blooded (in adjectives) having the type of blood mentioned cold-blooded reptiles see also blue-blooded, hot-blooded, red-blooded
- 3[uncountable] (formal) family origins She is of noble blood. There is some Polish blood on his father's side. Idioms
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feelings of hatred or strong dislike
bad blood (between A and B) (old-fashioned)jump to other results
to be angry with someone and want to hurt or punish them
be after/out for somebody's blood (informal) (often humorous)jump to other results
to be a natural part of your character and of the character of other members of your family
be/run in your bloodjump to other results
family relationships are stronger than any others
blood is thicker than water (saying)jump to other results
very hard work; a lot of effort The only way to succeed is through old-fashioned blood, sweat and tears.
blood, sweat, and tearsjump to other results
a person that you are related to You can't do that to your own flesh and blood!
your (own) flesh and bloodjump to other results
to make you extremely frightened or shocked
freeze your blood, make your blood freezejump to other results
to be responsible for someone's death a dictator with the blood of thousands on his hands
have somebody's blood on your handsjump to other results
acting in a way that is deliberately cruel; with no feeling for someone else's suffering to kill someone in cold blood
in cold bloodjump to other results
almost impossible to obtain Getting an apology from him was like getting blood from a stone.
like getting blood out of/from a stonejump to other results
to make someone extremely angry The way he treats his employees really makes my blood boil.
make somebody's blood boiljump to other results
to make someone very frightened or fill them with horror The sound of laughter in the empty house made my blood run cold.
make somebody's blood run coldjump to other results
new members or employees, especially young ones, with new ideas or ways of doing things This company really needs to bring in some new blood.
new/fresh bloodjump to other results
to kill or wound people Nothing can justify spilling innocent blood.
spill (somebody's) blood (formal or literary)jump to other results
to show that you are very angry; to speak in an angry way She looked at him with eyes that spat venom.
spit venom/bloodjump to other results
to make someone excited
stir the bloodjump to other results
to work very hard I sweated blood to get everything ready in time.
sweat blood (informal)jump to other results