draw blood


draw blood
phrasal
: to wound in body or spirit; often : to subject to distress and embarrassment

he drew blood when he guyed us about our failure

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cause someone to bleed, esp. in the course of a fight

the blow drew blood from the corner of his mouth | figurative she knew she'd drawn blood when the smile faded from his face

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draw blood
1 : to take blood from a person's body for medical reasons

We need to draw some blood to test you for the virus.

2 : to cause blood to flow from a person's body

The punch to the nose drew blood. [=caused the nose to bleed]

— sometimes used figuratively

Some politicians view debates as chances to draw blood from their opponents.

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draw blood — see blood
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draw ˈblood idiom
to make sb ↑bleed
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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