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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 more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

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  1. 2
    to reduce an amount of something

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  2. 3

    cut down

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    cut back

    to start doing less of something, especially because it is bad for your health

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  3. 6
    cut someone down to size to make someone accept that they are not as important or impressive as they believe they are

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