spit blood/venom


: to be extremely angry
Our manager was spitting blood/venom when he found out what had happened.

Examples of spit blood/venom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The defensive ability to spit venom at adversaries evolved three times within the cobra family tree. Scott Travers, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 In that case, records show Hamlin became combative after being arrested near the U.S. Capitol on an outstanding warrant and spit blood at police officers and paramedics, several of whom were injured trying to restrain him. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2023 The Asian giant hornet does not usually attack people and pets unless it is threatened, but its painful sting can spit venom. Jessica Flores, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 June 2021 Asian giant hornets can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom. CBS News, 18 Mar. 2021 On Saturday, workers clad in protective suits — the hornets can sting repeatedly and spit venom — used foam to seal crevices, wrapped the tree in cellophane and then used a vacuum hose to suck out the hornets. NBC News, 26 Oct. 2020 Workers with the state Agriculture Department spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops. Kellie Hwang, SFChronicle.com, 25 Oct. 2020 This gallery explores their behaviour, from vegetarian spiders to venomless ones that crush their prey to social ones that spit venom. Discover Magazine, 8 June 2011 Simmons spit blood and breathed fire at every show. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 12 Mar. 2021

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“Spit blood/venom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spit%20blood%2Fvenom. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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