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/ blQd; blQd/ n 1 [U] red liquid flowing through the bodies of humans and animals : give blood, eg so that it can be used in a blood transfusion * He lost a lot of blood in the accident. . * Much blood was shed (ie Many people were killed) in the war. . 2 [U] (fml ) family; descent; race ; ; : of noble Scottish blood * They are of the same blood. . 3 [C] (dated Brit) rich and fashionable young man; dandy  ; . 4 (idm ) bad blood (between A and B) feelings of mutual hatred or strong dislike ; : There's a lot of bad blood between those two families. . be after/out for sb's `blood (infml ) intend to hurt or humiliate sb, esp as a punishment or as revenge : (joc ) I was late for work again this morning my boss is after my blood. --. be/run in one's/the `blood be part of one's nature or character because one has inherited it or become used to it : Most of my family are musicians; it runs in the blood. , . blood and `thunder (infml ) (in films, novels, etc) violent and melodramatic action : [attrib ] a blood-and-thunder story . blood is thicker than `water (saying ) family relationships are the strongest ones . sb's `blood is up sb is in a fighting mood : After being insulted like that, my blood is really up! , ! (like getting/trying to get) blood out of/from a `stone (of money, sympathy, understanding, etc) almost impossible to obtain from sb : Getting a pay rise in this firm is like getting blood from a stone. . (have sb's) `blood on one's hands (carry) responsibility for the death of a person or people ?
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:02
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blood
/ blQd; blQd/ v [Tn] 1 (in hunting) allow (a young hound) to taste the blood of eg a fox for the first time . 2 (fig ) give (sb) his first experience of an activity; initiate : This will be her first match for her country; she hasn't yet been blooded. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:02
blood
/ blQd; blQd/ v [Tn] 1 (in hunting) allow (a young hound) to taste the blood of eg a fox for the first time . 2 (fig ) give (sb) his first experience of an activity; initiate : This will be her first match for her country; she hasn't yet been blooded. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:02

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