blood · noun U /blʌd/Full view
Nouns: blood
Adjectives: bloodless, bloody
Verbs: bleed
blood (RED LIQUID)
A2 the red liquid that flows around your body
Dictionary examples:

a blood test/sample

He lost a lot of blood in the accident.

You can give blood at the local hospital.

Learner example:

I opened the door and screamed - in front of me was a man standing with hands covered in blood. (Preliminary English Test; B1; German)

new blood
C1 new people in an organization who will provide new ideas and energy
Dictionary example:

We need some new blood in the organization.

Learner example:

It will give new opportunities to new generations and thus will [provide] new blood in the differe[n]t organisations. (International English Language Testing System; C1; Arabic)

in cold blood
C2 in a cruel way, without showing any emotion
Dictionary example:

He shot three policemen in cold blood.

Learner example:

Returning to the story, when I arrived, I went directly to Hillton Avenue where I should have met 005, but when I arrived at the meeting point I found him lying on the floor with two shots in his back; he had been murdered in cold blood. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Catalan)

blood (FAMILY ORIGIN)
C2 the family or place that you come from
Dictionary example:

I've got some Spanish blood in me.

Learner example:

I have a background in my blood which, I believe, explains my way of thinking: my mother is Dutch and my father is half from Alsace, half from Hungary. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; French)

make your blood run cold
C2 If something makes your blood run cold, it frightens you very much.
Dictionary example:

I heard a tapping on the window which made my blood run cold.

Learner example:

This thought scared me and made my blood run cold. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Turkish)

make your blood boil
C2 to make you extremely angry
Dictionary example:

The way they have treated those people makes my blood boil.

Learner example:

Paul said something repulsive, with a cold light in his eyes, and it made her blood boil. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Polish)

your own flesh and blood
C2 a member of your family
Dictionary example:

I can't hate him - he's my own flesh and blood.

Learner example:

On the other hand, another problem old people have to face is a feeling of [not] being useful to society and what proves this is that they are put into old people's homes even by their own flesh and blood. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Spanish)

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