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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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But Britain bombing Syria or a backlash against Muslims and refugees would hand victory to jihadists intent on spilling blood to divide decent people.
Spilling blood inside a black church - especially "Mother Emanuel," founded in 1816 - evoked painful memories across the US, a reminder that black churches have often been the targets of racist violence.
The party's statement also condemned "all forms of abuse and intimidation of citizens, the army or the police and warns any party that shedding blood is forbidden," adding that there are "severe consequences in this world and the hereafter." The statement also pointed out that everybody is judged by God and those who give orders are also guilty of spilling blood.
Oh, you who were brought up on spilling blood, You have been condemned to humiliation and hardship.
7 ( ANI ): Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed has hit out at Narendra Modi, saying the Gujarat Chief Minister has betrayed the people of his state by spilling blood.
Spilling blood bags, Photoshop touches, admitting to Salmaniya for a scratch and all the other fancy art.
SHE once played on even though her knuckles were spilling blood on the table.
He punched him several times to the head before holding the knife to his throat and running it from one side to the other, spilling blood all over the house.
Despite Blair, Bush and Brown's spin, the human tragedies of Iraq and Afghanistan go on spilling blood for oil and power.
Perhaps one day we might even learn how to spread the message to others more committed to spilling blood than seeking reconciliation.
The raider twice struck at Llandudno stores, using the syringe as a weapon and spilling blood across one shop.