shed blood

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shed blood

1. To wound or kill someone violently, often by inflicting wounds in which blood literally spills out of the body. A noun or pronoun can be used between "shed" and "blood." The soldier was arrested and court-martialed for shedding blood in the village near the military encampment. I will not rest until I find who is responsible for shedding these people's blood.
2. To sustain serious (and perhaps fatal) injuries, often wounds in which blood literally spills out of the body. A noun or pronoun can be used between "shed" and "blood." I've never shed blood before, so it made my stomach turn to see it pouring out of me. These brave soldiers shed their blood to protect our freedom.
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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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References in classic literature ?
"I tell you I shall shed his blood as he did that of my black tulip."
"Then," said Treville, "it was also for your Majesty's service that one of my Musketeers, who was innocent, has been seized, that he has been placed between two guards like a malefactor, and that this gallant man, who has ten times shed his blood in your Majesty's service and is ready to shed it again, has been paraded through the midst of an insolent populace?"
Offering his services to the nation, Sharif said that if need be, he was ready to shed his blood for the sake of his country.
Even my biological son has shed his blood. Why can't I speak about what is best for this country?
If Tele-Liban is barred from carrying out its duties towards a Statesman who has shed his blood for this State, free podiums do exist and they need no superior orders from anyone to carry out their national duty," Karameh asserted.
Sher maintained that Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti shed his blood against the occupation of Balochistan.
* Regarding "Benedict mandates German 'for many' " (NCR, May 25-June 7) on the revision of the German translation of the liturgy: Now the Germans are told that while Jesus gave his body fur alle, he only shed his blood fur viele.
What information do you want to impart to us with your pen or laptop that Mandela has not already shed his blood for?
He shed his blood in Karbala almost 1400 years ago.
One who shames a person in public is "as if he shed his blood".
Two days later, he shed his blood in Christ's memory.
According to Bishop Olusola, everyone should look unto Jesus Christ, Who has shed His blood for the whole world, especially for Nigeria.
I believe that Jesus shed his blood for us as his part of the new covenant.
In the end, they killed him and shed his blood over God's good earth.