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noun [uncountable] blood pronunciation in British English /blʌd/
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  1. 1
    the red liquid that flows around inside your body
    Oxygen and other vital substances are all carried in the blood.
    His face was covered in blood.
    give/donate blood (=allow doctors to take blood from your body so that it can be given to someone who needs it): Have you ever given blood?
  2. 2
    the family, nation, or group that you belong to through your parents and grandparents
    They had royal blood in their veins.
    Like many Canadians, she had some Scottish blood.
  3. 3
    used as a way of referring to violence and death
    Peace finally came, but a great deal of blood was lost in the process.
    have blood on your hands (=be responsible for someone’s death or for many deaths): a ruthless general with blood on his hands


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