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
: to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance : pull : such as
: to move (something, such as a covering) over or to one side
: to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried
: 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
: to stain or wet with blood
: to expose (a hunting dog) to sight, scent, or taste of the blood of its prey
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