shed blood
phrasal to cause death by violence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shed blood — verb 1. kill violently They will never stop shedding the blood of their enemies • Hypernyms: ↑kill • Verb Frames: Somebody s 2. lose blood from one s body • Syn: ↑bleed, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shed blood — literary to cause death or injury Too much blood has already been shed in this conflict …   English dictionary

  • shed blood — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To bleed] Syn. lose blood, spill blood, be wounded; see bleed 1 . 2. [To kill] Syn. slay, slaughter, murder; see kill 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • shed blood — kill, murder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spill/shed blood — to kill people violently The blood of too many young people has been spilled/shed. • • • Main Entry: ↑blood …   Useful english dictionary

  • shed — shed1 [shed] n. [< ME shadde, var. of shade < OE scead, shelter, protection, SHADE] 1. a small, rough building or lean to, used for shelter or storage, as a workshop, etc. 2. a large, strongly built, barnlike or hangarlike structure, often… …   English World dictionary

  • shed — [[t]ʃe̱d[/t]] ♦♦♦ sheds, shedding (The form shed is used in the present tense and in the past tense and past participle of the verb.) 1) N COUNT A shed is a small building that is used for storing things such as garden tools. ...a garden shed. 2) …   English dictionary

  • shed — shed1 S3 [ʃed] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from shade] 1.) a small building, often made of wood, used especially for storing things ▪ a tool shed ▪ a cattle shed ▪ a garden shed 2.) a large industrial building where work is done, large… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shed — shed1 [ ʃed ] (present participle shed|ding; past tense and past participle shed) verb transitive 1. ) to get rid of something that is not wanted or is no longer necessary: He is keen to shed his bad boy image. shed workers/employees: The company …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shed — 01. We have a small [shed] in our backyard where we store our gardening tools, lawn mower, and bicycles. 02. Snakes regularly [shed] their skin as they grow larger. 03. If you start learning a foreign language as an adult, you will probably never …   Grammatical examples in English

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