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English definition of “in cold blood”

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in cold blood

C2 If someone kills in cold blood, they kill in a way that seems especially cruel because it seems to show no emotion.
Translations of “in cold blood”
in Chinese (Traditional) 冷血地, 殘酷地,無情地…
in Russian хладнокровно…
in Turkish soğuk kanlı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冷血地, 残酷地,无情地…
in Polish z zimną krwią…
(Definition of in cold blood from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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