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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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redred1 /red/ ●●● S1 W1 adjective (comparative redder, superlative reddest)  1 colourCC having the colour of blood We painted the door bright red. a red balloon blood-red, → cherry red at cherry(3), scarlet2 hairCCDCB hair that is red has an orange-brown colour3 faceCCDC if you go red, your face becomes a bright pink colour, especially because you are embarrassed or angrygo/turn red Every time you mention his name, she goes bright red.4 wine red wine is a red or purple colourwhite5 like a red rag to a bull6 roll out the red carpet/give somebody the red carpet treatment7 not one red cent8 politics informalPPG communist or extremely left-wing political views – used to show disapprovalredness noun [uncountable] paint the town red at paint2(5)
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redIn the morning, when she calls her parents, her eyes are red and moist: from sleeplessness, he assumes.a red dressHe saw the red flag come down for the final time over Red Square in Moscow.Colbert had curly red hair and an aptitude for getting into scrapes.She was about eleven, with long red hair in two plaits.He drove straight through a red light.A little touch of brightness in the room had been Patrick's red pyjamas, where had those pyjamas come from?The red velvet background of the reliquary is studded with precious gems and valuable ornaments donated by her grateful clients.Her cheeks were red with excitement.bright redEven his ears went bright red.The last time I saw Bob his lips were chapped bright red.She was surprised to see a bright red figure appear from behind a cart.The bright red Infobox, a temporary three-story structure, provides a handy observation post.It was written in bright red ink.Only his bright red lips and large blue eyes stood out from the general blackness.In the middle was this bright red sun.Measuring roughly 20 by 10 feet each, one section is bright red, the other black.go/turn redHe said he had, but I saw he was going red.His eyes brimmed and his lids went red.He turns red and his veins clog up at one end.He turned red and purple and declared publicly his worthlessness.He jumped an amber as it turned red and shot off, leaving me law abiding at the lights.They turn red and the tears fall out.Two months later, the maples will turn red and yellow.He used to feel himself going red every time.
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redred2 ●●● S2 W2 noun  1 [countable, uncountable]CC the colour of blood I like the way the artist uses red in this painting. the reds and yellows of the trees The corrections were marked in red (=in red ink).2 [countable, uncountable]DFD red winewhite a nice bottle of red3 be in the red4 [countable] informalPPG someone who has communist or very left-wing political opinions – used especially in the past to show disapproval see red at see1(34)
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redEven the interior decorations of the houses seem to feature that same deep red.Where are your promises of bright yellow and indigo, where are your streaks of red?His hair, dyed tomato red for a new movie, sticks up every which way.Young reds will be purplish at the rim - as they age this becomes red, mahogany and eventually brown.
RedRed adjective  1 derogatory (especially in newspapers) supporting left-wing political ideas; Socialist or Communist ‘Red Ken wins seat in Parliament.’ (=newspaper report)2 of Communist countries; especially formerly the communist countries of Eastern Europe3 better Red than deadFrom Longman Business Dictionaryredred /red/ noun be in the red to owe more money than you have, or to make a loss in a particular period of timeThe company is some $6 million in the red. compare in the black under black3
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