- 1A thick mass of coagulated liquid, especially blood, or of material stuck together: a blood clot a clot of dead leavesMore example sentences
- The infected cells stick together, forming clots in the fine blood vessels of the brain.
- The most common type of embolus is a clot of blood, but other things can cause an embolism too.
- She wiped away the little clot of blood on his right ear and kissed it.
- 2British • informal A foolish or clumsy person: Watch where you’re going, you clot!More example sentences
- Meanwhile some clumsy clot seems to have copied and pasted from last year's invitations.
- Maybe somewhere my friend was being similarly greeted and on the cusp of turning from a loveable clot into a threatening idiot.
verb (clots, clotting, clotted)Back to top
- 1Form or cause to form clots: [no object]: drugs that help blood to clot [with object]: a blood protein known as factor VIII clots bloodMore example sentences
- The thickened blood may clot in the fingers and toes, causing numbness, or in the brain, causing dizziness and confusion.
- Platelets are blood components that aid clotting.
- Fluid from the ovaries prevents blood from clotting.
- 1.1 [with object] Cover (something) with sticky matter: its nostrils were clotted with bloodMore example sentences
- On Saturday the sky was clotted with unseasonable gray clouds that hung over the San Gabriel Mountains, which rose sharply about a mile in the distance.
- Veiled by rain and ringed with cloud which clotted every crevice and clogged up the view, it felt like the only place left on earth.
- Your faces are clotted with pimples, and your hair is oily.
Old English clott, clot, of Germanic origin; related to German Klotz.