bloodier, bloodiest, bloodies, bloodying, bloodied
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n (emphasis) Bloody is used by some people to emphasize what they are saying, especially when they are angry. [BRIT, RUDE]
2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a situation or event as bloody, you mean that it is very violent and a lot of people are killed.

Forty-three demonstrators were killed in bloody clashes...

They came to power in 1975 after a bloody civil war.

Derived words:
bloodily ADV ADV with v

Rebellions in the area were bloodily repressed by pro-government forces.

3) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n You can describe someone or something as bloody if they are covered in a lot of blood.

He was arrested last October still carrying a bloody knife...

Yulka's fingers were bloody and cracked.

Derived words:
bloodily ADV ADV with v

The soldier reeled bloodily away.

4) VERB If you have bloodied part of your body, there is blood on it, usually because you have had an accident or you have been attacked.

[V n] One of our children fell and bloodied his knee...

[V-ed] She stared at her own bloodied hands, unable to think or move.

5) V-PASSIVE If someone or something is bloodied by an experience, they are hurt or damaged by it.

[be V-ed] She'd been bloodied in love...

[be V-ed] The reinsurance market has been bloodied by disasters in the U.S.

English dictionary. 2008.


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