Share this entry
British English: /blʌd/
American English: /bləd/

Translation of blood in French:


  • 1 (Biology, Physiology) to give blood the blood rushed to his cheeks
    il a rougi
    the blood rushed to my head
    le sang m'est monté au visage
    the sound made my blood run cold
    le bruit m'a glacé le sang
    to kill somebody in cold blood
    tuer quelqu'un de sang-froid
    to have somebody's blood on one's hands [figurative]
    avoir la mort de quelqu'un sur la conscience
    to draw first blood
    faire couler le premier sang
    to do bloods
    faire des analyses de sang
  • 2 (breeding) there is Danish blood on his mother's side
    il y a du sang danois du côté de sa mère
    music is in her blood
    elle a la musique dans le sang
    a prince of the blood
    un prince de sang
    blood tells
  • 3 (anger) his blood is up
    il est furieux
    my blood was boiling
    je bouillais de rage
    it makes my blood boil!
    ça me fait bouillir!
  • 4 (vigour) new ou fresh ou young blood
    sang neuf

transitive verb

  • (Hunting)
    barbouiller le visage de [quelqu'un] de sang de renard tué (hunter)
    donner le goût du sang à (hound)


blood is thicker than water

la voix du sang est la plus forte

he's after my blood!

il veut ma peau! [informal]

it's like getting blood out of a stone

(making someone speak) autant essayer de faire parler un muet
(making someone pay) autant faire pleurer les pierres, il/elle est tellement radin/-e ! [informal]
Definition of blood in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources