Also, spill blood. Wound or kill someone, especially violently. For example, It was a bitter fight but fortunately no blood was shed, or A great deal of blood has been spilled in this family feud. Both of these terms allude to causing blood to flow and fall on the ground. The first dates from the 1200s. The variant amplifies the verb spill, which from about 1300 to 1600 by itself meant “slay” or “kill”; it was first recorded about 1125.
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Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
“I sense that mobile games are starting to shed their skin, getting rid of all the dead things they carry around,” he says.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When I first arrived at Duke, hooking up with a stranger seemed like a way to shed my inhibitions.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For nearly her entire life Beyoncé has been giving us her blood, sweat, and tears in her career.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Royal Family has benefited hugely from the American blood in its veins.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.
These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
Louis pressed his father's hand to his lips; that hand which was hardly washed from the stain of Wharton's blood!
Blood-streaked sputum is strongly suggestive of tuberculosis, and is more common in the early stages than later.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd