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noun [countable]     blood vessel pronunciation in American English
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singularblood vessel
pluralblood vessels
  1. 1
    a tube that carries blood around your body, such as a vein or artery

    He had broken blood vessels on his nose and cheeks.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    (almost) burst a blood vessel to become extremely upset or angry about something

    He almost burst a blood vessel when he heard what they'd done to his car.

    Submitted by Caleb Judy from United States on 16/01/2016

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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