gas

gas
gas1 [ gæs ] noun ***
1. ) uncount AMERICAN liquid fuel that is used for producing power in the engines of cars. British petrol: GASOLINE:
get gas: We need to get some gas before we leave town.
2. ) count or uncount a substance such as air that is neither a solid nor a liquid:
regulations to cut the emissions of gases such as carbon dioxide
They detected high levels of radon gas in the building.
a ) uncount a gas burned as fuel, for example to heat your house or cook food:
a gas stove/heater/boiler
She couldn't pay her gas bill.
Can you smell gas?
b ) uncount a gas used for harming or killing people or affecting their behavior:
Police used gas to disperse the crowd.
A nerve gas attack left hundreds injured.
c ) uncount AMERICAN a gas produced inside your body by your stomach. British usually wind If you pass gas, air comes out of your bottom.
d ) uncount a gas given to people before an operation or medical treatment so they will feel no pain
run out of gas AMERICAN
to no longer have the energy to continue or finish something
someone/something is a gas SPOKEN
used for saying that someone/something makes you laugh a lot
give it some gas SPOKEN
used for telling someone to go faster or press the GAS PEDAL in a car
gas
gas 2 [ gæs ] verb
1. ) transitive to attack or kill someone by making them breathe a poisonous gas
2. ) intransitive INFORMAL to talk a lot about unimportant things
,gas `up phrasal verb intransitive or transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL
to put gas in a car or other vehicle:
Let's gas up before we get on the highway.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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