draw blood

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Definition of draw blood

1 : to take blood from a person's body for medical reasons We need to draw some blood to test you for the virus.
2 : to cause blood to flow from a person's body The punch to the nose drew blood. sometimes used figuratively to suggest intensity or aggressiveness Some politicians view debates as chances to draw blood from their opponents.

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“Draw blood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20blood. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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