out for blood

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of out for blood

: very angry and wanting to kill someone or to cause them pain or discomfort
  • After being attacked, the soldiers were out for blood.

Word by Word Definitions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

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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