blood is up

Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of blood is up

British
used to say 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

blood play
  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

  2. : a comparable fluid of an invertebrate

  3. : a fluid resembling blood

  1. : to stain or wet with blood

  2. : bleed

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

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

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

  2. : up into or in the

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

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. 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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