From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbloodblood1 /blʌd/ ●●● S2 W1 noun [uncountable] 1 IN YOUR BODYHMMthe red liquid that your heart pumps around your body Her body was found in a pool of blood. Blood oozed from a cut on his forehead. Blood tests proved he was not the father.2 → (have) somebody’s blood on your hands3 → in cold blood4 → make somebody’s blood boil5 → make somebody’s blood run cold6 → like getting blood out of a stone7 → blood is thicker than water8 → be after somebody’s blood9 → somebody’s blood is up10 YOUR FAMILY/GROUPFAMILYthe 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 somebody’s blood12 → sweat blood13 → blood, sweat, and tears14 → new/fresh blood15 → blood on the carpet16 → young blood17 spoken informal a way of greeting a friend, used by young men → bad blood at bad1(27), → blue-blooded, red blood cell, white blood cell, → your own flesh and blood at flesh1(6), → shed blood at shed2(5)COLLOCATIONSverbslose blood (=from a cut or wound)He had lost a lot of blood and was very weak.give/donate blood (=provide blood from your body for the medical treatment of other people)The Health Service is asking for more people to donate blood.draw blood (=make someone bleed)He touched me with the knife and it drew blood.blood flowsA quick walk will get the blood in your legs flowing again.blood trickles (=moves slowly)The blood was beginning to trickle down his leg.blood oozes (=comes out slowly)Blood was oozing from her forehead.be covered in bloodHis face was covered in blood.blood gushes/streams (=moves fast)A man was lying in the street with blood gushing from his head.blood clots (=forms a mass and stops flowing)The blood should clot and stop the wound from bleeding.be caked with blood (=covered with dry blood)The cat's fur was caked with blood.be spattered/splattered with blood (=covered with small spots of blood)Today the only sign of violence is the walls spattered with blood.blood + NOUNblood pressure (=the force with which blood moves through your body)High blood pressure increases the risk of a heart attack.somebody's blood type/group (=one of the different types of human blood)What blood type are you?a blood cellThe red blood cells carry oxygen.a blood vessel (=a tube in your body through which blood flows)the blood vessels that lead to the hearta blood clot (=a mass formed when blood dries or sticks together)Blood clots in the legs are potentially fatal.the blood flowFat reduces the blood flow to the surface of the skin.the blood supply (=the blood that flows to a part of the body)the blood supply to the braina blood test (=a test done on your blood to see if you have a disease or another condition)a blood sample (=a small amount of blood taken from your body to test)a blood transfusion (=putting more blood in someone's body for medical reasons)phrasesa drop of bloodPolice found tiny drops of blood in the apartment.loss of bloodShe suffered a massive loss of blood.a pool of bloodA dark pool of blood was spreading from his head.a trickle of bloodA trickle of blood was coming from his nose.
Examples from the Corpusblood• There's French blood on his mother's side.• The temporary rise in blood pressure increases the oxygen requirements and creates an extra burden on the heart.• Now there are ways of making sure that infected blood isn't used in transfusions.• She lost a lot of blood in the accident.• The plant it was made from sprang up first when Prometheus' blood dripped down upon the earth.• During the procedure pulse rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation were recorded every minute by the research nurse.• Urine analysis, a red blood cell count, and blood pressure were also routinely recorded.• In Raynaud's disease, the blood supply to the fingers is faulty, leading to attacks of numbness and discomfort.• Businesses that clean up blood and guts at accident scenes must register with the state.• I remember it as if I were still standing there, streaked with blood and dust and tears, talking to her.bloodblood2 verb [transitive] British EnglishFIRST to give someone their first experience of an activity, especially a difficult or unpleasant one
Examples from the Corpusblood• For I am writing this on Saturday evening, and already I have been blooded.• He has had a feverish complaint and has been blooded.• In which case it also seems a small price to pay for the next generation of senior managers to be blooded.• It was too long to go without being blooded.• Look how he blooded Speed and Batty ... he didnt chuck them in and hope for the best.Origin blood Old English blod