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shed blood

Also, spill blood. Wound or kill someone, especially violently. For example, It was a bitter fight but fortunately no blood was shed, or A great deal of blood has been spilled in this family feud. Both of these terms allude to causing blood to flow and fall on the ground. The first dates from the 1200s. The variant amplifies the verb spill, which from about 1300 to 1600 by itself meant "slay" or "kill"; it was first recorded about 1125.
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shed (someone's) blood

To wound someone or take someone's life, especially with violence.
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shed blood

1. To wound or kill in a violent manner.
2. To be wounded or killed: "For he today that sheds his blood with me / Shall be my brother" (Shakespeare).
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Colon tumors shed blood and cells that are detected in stools, but tests for blood have reduced deaths from colon cancer only modestly because they are not very sensitive to precancerous polyps, when the cancer is most easily treated.
The payment that Jesus made through his shed blood was a larger payment than many fundamentalists have seemed to think.
However, as this show has proven, there are plenty of brave souls who are more than prepared to shed blood, sweat and tears to make their aspiration of fame and fortune a reality, and the time has come for the nation to choose their favourite dancer from the remaining competitors.
I've learned there are millions of men who are absolutely, crazily willing to shed blood, draw blood and die for their cause, however weird, ridiculous and twisted it is.
He said: "I want to tell to the members of the different sectors of Honduran society which are battling in the streets against the repressive regime that their fight, their efforts, their shed blood, will not be in vain".
BABYSHAMBLES drummer Adam Ficek has shed blood, sweat and tears on tour with singer Pete Doherty.
A custom-designed sucker facilitates heparin being delivered to the operation site so that shed blood (which is immediately sucked away) is mixed with anticoagulant.
In response to Les Peate's request in his "Old Guard" column of Volume 14 Issue 9 ("Your Views Please"), I am definitely in favour of veterans wearing a lapel pin recognizing that the individual shed blood for Canada.
Yet the trail from Atlanta is hostile, populated by isolated White communities who have disconnected themselves from the urban metropolises, ready to shed blood to preserve their sovereignty.
How can a people, how can a continent, not shed blood over this?
Post-operative retrieval of shed blood was attempted for 99 consecutive patients undergoing primary TKJA between February and July 2005 using the donor salvage and re-infusion drains.
Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley reflecting on his new cardinal's vestments that are red to symbolize a willingness to shed blood for the church
May I enlighten Ron to the fact that a lot of us shed blood, sweat and tears over half of our lifetime to pay off mortgages, driving to work in scrapyard level cars, paying car tax, petrol tax and income tax for the sake of having a roof over our heads, in my case as a plant driver on construction sites which everyone knows is a here-today-gone-tomorrow occupation.
RB says: A hugely experienced former England captain who shed blood for his country - and never jumped out of an "ooh, mind me foot" tackle
Yet even through his misjudgments and personal sufferings, Lafayette never abandoned this driving belief that all humans were entitled to the liberty for which he shed blood in the United States.