spill blood

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spill blood

To kill someone violently. A noun, pronoun, or adjective can be used between "spill" and "blood." The soldier was arrested and court-martialed for spilling blood in the village near the military encampment. I will not rest until I find the lunatic who spilled these people's blood.
See also: blood, spill

spill (somebody’s) ˈblood

(formal or literary) kill or wound people: Nothing can justify spilling innocent blood.
See also: blood, spill
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Britain has never been United, only for the times we have been to war when the country needed our Welsh lads to spill their blood and die on the battle fields.
instigate his innocent followers to spill their blood for his vested interests and evil designs," said Zaem Hussain.
An Islamic terror group branded competitors, including our own Jedward, "forces of Satan and perverts" and vowed to spill their blood if they set foot in Azerbaijan.
As part of the liturgy, the Pope read a reminder to the cardinals that the deep red of their clothing evokes the colour of blood and the heroism of martyrs; they should be ready to spill their blood for Christ and His Church.
No matter how long we stay there, no matter how many British squaddies spill their blood in the sand, we can never change the essential facts about this tortured nation.