Learning English Phrases Everyday(25)

1. warhead

Today we are going to learn “warhead”. It means the explosive part at the front of a missile.
(1) North Korea claimed a successful weekend launch of a medium long-range ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead.
(2) The highlights were several new missiles, including a ballistic missile that can carry a nuclear warhead and another one that has been nicknamed the “aircraft carrier killer.”

2. ransom

Another word is “ransom”. It means an amount of money that is paid to free someone who is held as a prisoner.
(1) Just because you’re poor, that doesn’t mean you can cross borders and detain people for ransom.
(2) The police caught the man who tried to abduct the boy for ransom.

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