related by blood

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of related by blood

: sharing biological ancestors
  • My stepmother and I are not related by blood.

Word by Word Definitions

related play
  1. : connected by reason of an established or discoverable relation

  2. : connected by common ancestry or sometimes by marriage

  3. : having close harmonic connection

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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