scream bloody murder

Definition of scream bloody murder

US, informal

  1. :  to scream, yell, or complain in a very loud or angry way His political opponents screamed bloody murder when he was appointed to office.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to voice a sudden sharp loud cry

    :  to produce harsh high tones

    :  to make a noise resembling a scream

  1. :  a loud sharp penetrating cry or noise

    :  a very funny person or thing

  1. :  containing or made up of blood

    :  of or contained in the blood

    :  smeared or stained with blood

  1. :  to make bloody or bloodred

    :  harm, damage

  1. :  the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought

    :  something very difficult or dangerous

    :  something outrageous or blameworthy

  1. :  to kill (a human being) unlawfully and with premeditated malice

    :  to slaughter wantonly :  slay

    :  to put an end to

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