1 /blVd/ noun
1 IN YOUR BODY (U) the red liquid that your heart pumps round your body: She lost a lot of blood in the accident. | give/donate blood (=have blood taken from you and stored, to be used to treat someone else) | draw blood (=make someone bleed): The dog bit her but failed to draw blood.
2 have sb's blood on your hands to have caused someone's death
3 in cold blood in a cruel and deliberate way: He murdered the old man in cold blood.
4 make your blood boil to make you extremely angry: The way they treat those people really makes my blood boil.
5 make your blood run cold to make you feel extremely frightened: The sudden scream made my blood run cold.
6 it's like getting blood out of a stone used when you find it difficult to persuade someone to give you or tell you something
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 or injure someone
9 sb's blood is up someone is extremely angry and determined to do something about it: They tried to stop me, but my blood was up.
10 YOUR FAMILY/GROUP (U) the family or group to which you belong from the time that you are born: Therés French blood on his mother`s side.
11 be/run in sb`s blood if an ability or tendency is in, or runs in, someonés 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 new/fresh blood new members in a group or organization who bring new ideas and energy: It's good to have some new blood in the department.
14 young blood old-fashioned a word for a fashionable young man
-see also: bad blood bad 1 (22), blue-blooded, red blood cell, white blood cell, your own flesh and blood flesh 1 (5) 2 verb (T)
1 BrE to give someone their first experience of an activity, especially a difficult or unpleasant one
2 to give a hunting dog its first taste of blood

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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