bay for blood

Definition of bay for blood

  1. :  angrily demand or threaten violence an angry mob baying for blood

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  reddish brown

  1. :  an animal that is a reddish-brown color :  a bay (see 1bay) animal

    :  a horse with a bay-colored body and black mane, tail, and points (see 1point 6b(3)) — compare chestnut 4, 1sorrel 1

    :  a reddish brown

  1. :  a principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part of a building or of the whole building

    :  a main division of a structure

    :  any of various compartments or sections used for a special purpose (as in an airplane, spacecraft, or gas station)

  1. :  to bark with prolonged tones

    :  to cry out :  shout

    :  to bark at

  1. :  an instance of a dog barking with prolonged tones :  a baying (see 4bay 1) of dogs

    :  the position of one unable to retreat and forced to face danger

    :  the position of one checked

  1. :  an inlet of the sea or other body of water usually smaller than a gulf

    :  a small body of water set off from the main body

    :  any of various terrestrial formations resembling a bay of the sea

  1. :  laurel

    :  any of several shrubs or trees (such as the red bay or sweet bay) resembling the laurel — compare bay rum

    :  a garland or crown especially of laurel given as a prize for victory or excellence

  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

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to criticize severely

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