draw blood

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.

Word by Word Definitions

draw play
  1. : to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance : pull : such as

  2. : to move (something, such as a covering) over or to one side

  3. : to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried

  1. : the act or process of drawing (see 1draw) : such as

  2. : a sucking pull on something held with the lips

  3. : a removal of a handgun from its holster

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


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