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blood

noun [U] uk   /blʌd/ us  

blood noun [U] (LIQUID)

A2 the red liquid that is sent around the body by the heart, and carries oxygen and important substances to organs and tissue, and removes waste products: He lost a lot of blood in the accident.give/donate blood to allow a trained person to take some blood from your body so that it can be stored and is ready to be given to people who have lost a lot of blood in an accident or operation
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blood noun [U] (FAMILY)

C2 family relationship by birth rather than marriage: They are related by blood. She has Russian blood (= one or more of her relatives was Russian).

blood

verb [T] uk   /blʌd/ us  
to give someone their first experience of something: They decided to blood him in the international team at the age of only 18.
Translations of “blood”
in Korean 피…
in Arabic دَمّ…
in French sang…
in Turkish kan, kan bağı…
in Italian sangue…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 血,血液…
in Russian кровь…
in Polish krew…
in Spanish sangre…
in Portuguese sangue…
in German das Blut, die Abstammung…
in Catalan sang…
in Japanese 血, 血液…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 血,血液…
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