Definition of blood feud in English:

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blood feud

Pronunciation: /ˈbləd ˈˌfyo͞od/


A lengthy conflict between families involving a cycle of retaliatory killings or injury.
Example sentences
  • As might be imagined, this seeking of justice would often escalate into a private vendetta and eventually into a blood feud between families or tribes.
  • ‘We are sorry about what happened,’ he says, but argues that the deaths were the result of a decades-long blood feud between the families.
  • The Secretary of State notes that you claim that your father approached village elders with a request that they mediate in the blood feud in which your family is involved.

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Syllabification: blood feud

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