Adjective "blooding" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans and other vertebrate animals, carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body.
  1. 'This increased pressure compresses the arteries and veins, decreasing blood flow to the muscles.'
  2. 'They divert blood away from the skin to the core of our bodies, reducing blood loss if we are damaged.'
  3. 'They have recently discovered a way to distinguish between human and animal blood.'
  4. 'Anaemia is a condition in which the blood cannot carry enough oxygen to meet the body's needs.'
  5. 'The red blood cells circulate in the blood and carry the oxygen from the lungs to the various cells in the body.'
  6. 'Pressure is needed to pump the life giving, oxygen carrying blood around your body.'
  7. 'Hormones circulate in the blood and are carried to all parts of the body.'
  8. 'Obviously, an artery carries more blood than does a vein or capillary.'
  9. 'Jack was told to visualise the energy in his body, like blood in his veins.'
  10. 'The human heart and the blood flowing through the arteries and veins know no nationalities.'
  11. 'It has a heart, a few blood vessels, and insect blood simply flows around inside the body cavity.'
  12. 'A scientist has found a 20 million-year-old fossil of a spider – and its blood – trapped in amber.'
  13. 'a nurse was out on the corridor taking bloods from the patients'
  14. 'Screening and eliminating infected bloods from the 5 million units transfused yearly since 2003 has prevented most of these cases.'
  15. 'She would have a history and physical, routine bloods drawn, and a flu shot, in season.'
Violence involving bloodshed.
  1. 'I cannot just brush off scenes of violence, blood and gore, not to mention senseless killing.'
  2. 'Yes there was all the usual blood and violence, which is the norm nowadays.'
  3. 'The tragedy of the last few years of blood and violence has shown no signs of a peaceful ending.'
Fiery or passionate temperament.
  1. 'Mainly red, because you can get so passionate about it your blood gets up.'
  2. 'Mara and the president went at it hammer and tongs, beating out offer and counteroffer as blood boiled and tempers rose.'
  3. 'This album is going to get my blood moving and then it will also set my blood on fire.'
Family background; descent or lineage.
  1. 'Experts believe that his father's position helped him to ascend the throne, since there was no royal blood in his family.'
  2. 'And although his parents were from Jamaica, James says he has Chinese blood in his family.'
  3. 'None but those of German blood may be members of the nation.'
  4. 'His mother was of Dutch extraction, so he had not a drop of English blood in his veins.'
  5. 'He openly supported the Jewish cause during the Arab revolt in Palestine though there was not a drop of Jewish blood in his veins.'
  6. 'any blood who opted out was ostracized'
A fashionable and dashing young man.
  1. 'It's actually the Spanish bloods who occupy the society pages and the top two percent of the social register.'
  2. 'To the fiercely rhythmic sound of drums and whistles, the young bloods of the village lined up in a column three-deep.'


Initiate (someone) in a particular activity.
  1. 'Generally, I feel that we've made huge strides this year while also blooding a lot of young players.'
  2. 'After blooding youth last week four young players have been dropped.'
  3. 'It also affords him an opportunity to blood a number of promising young players.'
  4. 'He was blooded in national politics as his father's ambassador to the rightwing Christians in the 1992 election.'
  5. 'Veteran commanders consider any unit that has not been blooded to be unreliable, because even well-trained soldiers can react unpredictably to the horrors of combat.'
  6. 'In doing so, they've blooded players of a newer generation, yet many of the old hands were most central to last Sunday's win.'
  7. 'The Canadians had been blooded in a failed raid further up the coast at Dieppe in 1942, which cost 3,000 casualties.'
  8. 'Injuries to key players have meant youngsters being blooded probably a bit too early but with experience they can only improve.'
  9. 'They blooded some new players and over the season they provided some wonderful entertainment and brilliant football.'
  10. 'Before becoming full-time terrorists, they were blooded by participation in a shooting or armed robbery used to obtain funds.'
Smear the face of (a novice) with the blood of the kill.
  1. 'If the fox is not up to it, it is tracked relentlessly and run to ground when it is too weak to escape, then torn apart mercilessly for young hunters to be blooded as it takes its last breath.'
  2. 'Leaving aside the debatable claim that a child may be traumatised by being blooded, hunting harms no-one.'
  3. 'This long-forgotten mask was given to me out hunting when I was about nine, just after a kill when I was first blooded.'
  4. 'Hunters deny that cub-hunting is about blooding of hounds.'

More definitions

1. (in fox hunting) an informal initiation ceremony in which the face of a novice is smeared with the blood of the first fox that person has seen killed.

More examples(as adjective)

"youngsters can be blooding."


Old English blōd, of Germanic origin; related to German Blut and Dutch bloed.


give blood
have blood on one's hands
in one's blood
make someone's blood boil
make someone's blood run cold
new (or fresh) blood
of the blood (royal)
out for (someone's) blood
someone's blood is worth bottling
taste blood
young blood
be like getting blood out of (or from) a stone
blood and guts
blood and thunder
blood is thicker than water
one's blood is up
blood, sweat, and tears
blood will tell