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American English: /bləd/
British English: /blʌd/

Translation of blood in Spanish:


  • 1 to give blood
    dar or donar sangre
    music is in his blood
    lleva la música en la sangre
    blood and guts [colloquial] a blood-and-guts movie
    una película sangrienta or de mucha violencia
    blood and thunder a film with plenty of blood and thunder
    una película de las de capa y espada
    fresh or new or young blood
    sangre or savia (feminine) nueva
    in cold blood to be out for blood
    estar buscando con quién desquitarse
    they're out for or after her blood
    se la tienen jurada [colloquial]
    to draw blood
    (lit: wound) sacar or hacer salir sangre
    (in argument) dar en el blanco
    her remark had drawn blood
    sus palabras lo habían herido en lo más vivo
    to draw first blood
    anotarse el primer tanto
    to get blood out of or from a stone trying to get information from him is like trying to get blood out of a stone
    a él hay que sacarle la información con sacacorchos or con tirabuzón
    you can't get blood out of a stone
    no se le puede pedir peras al olmo
    to get somebody's blood up [colloquial]it gets my blood up to see so much injustice
    se me sube la sangre a la cabeza cuando veo tanta injusticia
    to have somebody's blood on one's hands
    tener las manos manchadas con la sangre de alguien
    to make somebody's blood boilit makes my blood boil to think that …
    me hierve la sangre cuando pienso que …
    to make somebody's blood run cold, to chill somebody's bloodhis laugh made my blood run cold
    su risa hizo que se me helara la sangre (en las venas)
    to sweat blood [colloquial]
    (work hard) sudar sangre or tinta [colloquial]
    (be anxious) sudar la gota gorda [colloquial]
    to taste blood
    probar el sabor de la victoria
    (before noun) blood alcohol/sugar
    concentración (feminine) de alcohol/azúcar en la sangre
    blood cell or corpuscle blood plasma
    plasma (masculine) sanguíneo
    blood serum
    suero (masculine) sanguíneo
    blood supply blood temperature
    temperatura (feminine) del cuerpo
    temperatura (feminine) corporal
  • 2 (lineage, family) of noble/Spanish blood
    de sangre noble/española
    it runs in their blood
    lo llevan en la sangre
    blood is thicker than water
    la familia siempre tira
    la sangre tira
    (before noun) blood tie
    lazo (masculine) de sangre
    we're not blood relations
    no somos de la misma sangre
    no somos (parientes) consanguíneos [formal]
    no me toca de nada (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Experts believe that his father's position helped him to ascend the throne, since there was no royal blood in his family.
    • And although his parents were from Jamaica, James says he has Chinese blood in his family.
    • None but those of German blood may be members of the nation.

transitive verb

  • 1 (initiate)
    Example sentences
    • I get sick of hearing that because several young players were blooded last year, this must bode well for the comeback.
    • In doing so, they've blooded players of a newer generation, yet many of the old hands were most central to last Sunday's win.
    • They blooded some new players and over the season they provided some wonderful entertainment and brilliant football.
  • 2 (hunting)
    Example sentences
    • This relates to the practice of blooding young hounds on fox cubs to whet their appetite for hunting.
    • It was not an uncommon thing to blood hounds, and with regard to the question of cruelty, if they argued from elemental principles, all sport was cruel.
    • Hunters deny that cub-hunting is about blooding of hounds.
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