shed blood


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shed 1

 (shĕd)
v. shed, shed·ding, sheds
v.tr.
1.
a. To have (a growth or covering) be disconnected or fall off by a natural process: a tree shedding its leaves; a snake shedding its skin; a dog shedding its hair.
b. To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed): I shed 25 pounds as a result of my new diet.
c. To take off (an article of clothing).
2.
a. To produce and release (a tear or tears).
b. Archaic To pour forth.
3. To repel without allowing penetration: A duck's feathers shed water.
4. To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart: a lamp that sheds a lot of light.
v.intr.
To lose a natural growth or covering by natural process: The cats are shedding now.
n.
1. An elevation in the earth's surface from which water flows in two directions; a watershed.
2. Something, such as an exoskeleton or outer skin, that has been shed or sloughed.
3. The space made by raising certain warp threads on a loom and lowering others, allowing the woof to be passed between them.
Idioms:
shed blood
1. To wound or kill in a violent manner.
2. To be wounded or killed: "For he today that sheds his blood with me / Shall be my brother" (Shakespeare).
shed (someone's) blood
To wound someone or take someone's life, especially with violence.

[Middle English sheden, to separate, shed, from Old English scēadan, to divide; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

shed 2

 (shĕd)
n.
1. A small structure, either freestanding or attached to a larger structure, serving for storage or shelter.
2. A large low structure often open on all sides.

[Alteration of Middle English shadde, perhaps variant of shade, shade; see shade.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shed blood - kill violently; "They will never stop shedding the blood of their enemies"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
2.shed blood - lose blood from one's bodyshed blood - lose blood from one's body    
menstruate, flow - undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of 11"
eject, expel, release, exhaust, discharge - eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
References in classic literature ?
Amid the uproar, the soldiers stood glaring at the people with the fierceness of men whose trade was to shed blood.
all of you) by the merits of the Saviour that ye are not pirates, nor have shed blood lawfully or unlawfully within forty days past, you may have licence to come on land.
The place, by the by, was very stuffy and oppressive, and the faint halitus of freshly shed blood was in the air.
Yes, his enemies were the worst: they shed blood they had no right to shed.
His sin was expiated,--the curse was gone from him; and in the hour when he had shed blood dearer to him than his own, a prayer, the first for years, went up to Heaven from the lips of Reuben Bourne.
Cadmus hardly knew whether to consider them as men, or some odd kind of vegetable; although, on the whole, he concluded that there was human nature in them, because they were so fond of trumpets and weapons, and so ready to shed blood.
LAHORE -- The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) shed blood for another session as foreign investors look to close another week as net sellers.
As politicians don't shed blood for power, your life is just one breath away, your ambition or office does not worth the life of one soul of any citizen, your business is to the protect lives of people.
The chief minister stated that anti-Pakistan elements had shed blood of innocent civilians and personnel of the law enforcement agencies for their nefarious designs.
In fact, the Sharif brothers can stoop to any level for power and plunder, can even shed blood of innocents as they did in Model Town in June 2014,' he said.
He said Islam was a religion of peace, brotherhood and tolerance and it did not allow anyone to shed blood of others.
Addressing on the occasion, Ch Parvez Elahi said that Shehbaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah are accused of massacre in Model Town Lahore if they are punished then in future nobody will dare to shed blood of innocent civilian in future.