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blood is up

Definition of blood is up

British

  1. —said to mean that someone is angry and wants to fight or argue <It's best to avoid her when her blood is up.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  the fluid that circulates in the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins of a vertebrate animal carrying nourishment and oxygen to and bringing away waste products from all parts of the body

    :  a comparable fluid of an invertebrate

    :  a fluid resembling blood

  1. :  to stain or wet with blood

    :  bleed

    :  to expose (a hunting dog) to sight, scent, or taste of the blood of its prey

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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