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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.
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spill (somebody’s) ˈblood

(formal or literary) kill or wound people: Nothing can justify spilling innocent blood.
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A focus on continual improvement and a willingness to spill blood for the jersey was at the core of All Black cultureJames Kerr
They are also continuing to spill blood in Kashmir," Mir said.
I was praying for this country to go forward, that there should be no fighting and also you remember that there were people who were sharpening knives and saying that we are going to spill blood if these elections don't go their way.
Yet in Syria and Iran, despots continue to spill blood, and the Israel-Palestine conflict remains unresolved.
We're guessing both idiots were too young to realize that when you spill blood in the water, it attracts sharks.
When I'm on the top of my game it's very hard to beat me, because you really have to kind of spill blood if you want to win the match," Jankovic mused afterwards.
But the thugs must be left in no doubt that the streets belong to decent, law-abiding people - not gangs ready to spill blood.
Thousands of residents chanting C[pounds sterling]Indian troops go homeC[yen] and C[pounds sterling]we will spill blood for bloodC[yen] also poured onto the streets of Srinagar to join funeral processions for two Muslims who died of wounds in hospital early yesterday.
I ask because the whole movie represents a notion that, no matter how advanced and peaceful a society may imagine itself, if weapons give its members confidence, they will inevitably spill blood with them.