blood collocations and examples

 UK /blʌd/

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the red liquid inside your body

Verbs frequently used with blood
when someone or something makes a person bleed: draw, shed, spillThe cat scratched me but did not draw blood.He is a murderer whose main ambition is to shed blood.move blood around the body: carry, pump, supplyThe arteries are the tubes that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body.lose blood: loseIt was a deep wound and she was losing a lot of blood.
Verbs that frequently follow blood
move around the body: circulate, flow, pumpRage flowed through his body faster than the blood pumping through his veins.pour quickly from the body: flow, gush, pour, spurtA woman was lying in the road with blood pouring from a head wound.come out slowly: drip, ooze, seep, trickleHe was badly injured, and blood was seeping slowly through his shirt
Verbs + in frequently used before blood
be covered, be drenched, be soakedDrenched in blood, the killer ran away across the fields, leaving a trail which police would later follow.
Nouns + of frequently used before blood
an amount of blood: drop, pool, trickleA few drops of blood are taken from a prick in your finger and dropped into a coloured solution.when someone bleeds: lossIn spite of great loss of blood, he revived.
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