What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
- 1[intransitive/transitive] to use violence to harm a person, animal, or place
It was shortly before midnight when the terrorists attacked.attack someone with something:
Two prison officers were brutally attacked with a knife.
- 2[transitive] to strongly criticize someone or something for their ideas or actions
Opponents attacked the government's plan to increase road tax.attack someone/something for (doing) something:
Parliament has been attacked for failing to take action.attack something as something:
The deputy Prime Minister last night attacked the decision as foolish.