blood1 W1S1 [blʌd] n [U]
[: Old English; Origin: blod]
1.) the red liquid that your heart pumps around your body
She lost a lot of blood in the accident.
The dog bit her but didn't draw blood .
I'm going to give blood this afternoon.
Cooked garlic helps to prevent blood clotting, and so reduces the risk of heart attack.
Dried blood matted his hair on each side of his head.
My trousers were caked with blood .
Her body was found in a pool of blood .
A single drop of blood can transport the virus.
the steady trickle of blood from the corner of his mouth
Blood oozed from a cut on his forehead.
Blood tests proved he was not the father.
2.) (have) sb's blood on your hands
to have caused someone's death
dictators with blood on their hands
3.) in cold blood
in a cruel and deliberate way
Evans had been murdered in cold blood .
4.) make sb's blood boil
to make someone extremely angry
The way they treat people makes my blood boil.
5.) make sb's blood run cold
to make someone feel extremely frightened
6.) like getting blood out of a stone
almost impossible
Getting the truth out of her is like getting blood out of a stone.
7.) blood is thicker than water
used to say that family relationships are more important than any other kind
8.) be after sb's blood
to be angry enough to want to hurt someone
9.) sb's blood is up
BrE someone is extremely angry about something and determined to do something about it
They tried to stop me, but my blood was up.
10.) the family to which you belong from the time that you are born
There's Irish blood on his mother's side.
11.) be/run in sb's blood
if an ability or tendency is in, or runs in, someone's blood, it is natural to them and others in their family
12.) sweat blood
to work extremely hard to achieve something
Beth sweated blood over that article.
13.) blood, sweat, and tears
extremely hard work
14.) new/fresh blood
new members in a group or organization who bring new ideas and energy
We need to bring in some new blood and fresh ideas.
15.) blood on the carpet
a situation where people have a very strong disagreement, with the result that something serious happens, such as someone losing his or her job
16.) young blood
old-fashioned a fashionable young man
bad blood atbad1 (27), ↑blue-blooded, red blood cell, white blood cell,your own flesh and blood atflesh1 (6), shed blood atshed2 (5)
COLLOCATES for sense 1
lose blood
draw blood (=make someone bleed)
give/donate blood (=have blood taken from you for the medical treatment of other people)
blood clots (=blood that forms a mass and stops flowing)
dried blood
be caked with blood (=covered in dry blood)
pool of blood
drop of blood
trickle of blood
blood flows/oozes/gushes
blood test
blood cell
blood sample
blood 2
blood2 v [T]
BrE to give someone their first experience of an activity, especially a difficult or unpleasant one

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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