- Also called gas pedal . the foot-operated accelerator of an automotive vehicle: Take your foot off the gas.
- empty talk.
- a person or thing that is very entertaining, pleasing, or successful: The party was an absolute gas, and we loved it.
- a person or thing that affects one strongly.
- to talk nonsense or falsehood to.
- to amuse or affect strongly: Her weird clothes really gas me.
- to indulge in idle, empty talk.
- to become drunk (often followed by up).
Idioms about gas
Origin of gas
OTHER WORDS FROM gasgasless, adjectivenon·gas, noun, plural non·gas·es.
Words nearby gas
How to use gas in a sentence
In his testimony, DeMarco said he found spent tear gas canisters on the street after protesters were cleared.How the Trump administration has tried to explain clearing protesters from Lafayette Square|JM Rieger|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
As greenhouse gas emissions warm the planet, the ocean is absorbing vast amounts of that heat.Underwater earthquakes’ sound waves reveal changes in ocean warming|Carolyn Gramling|September 17, 2020|Science News
The trouble is, it can be genuinely hard to figure out how to direct your money wisely if you want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.|Sigal Samuel|September 17, 2020|Vox
On the surface, it’s a triangular tussle involving Turkey, Greece and Cyprus over potentially giant gas reserves deep under the Mediterranean Sea.Butterfly Effect: The Next U.S.-Russia Conflict Theater Could be the Mediterranean|Charu Kasturi|September 17, 2020|Ozy
The gas is produced by microbes here on Earth, and after most known nonbiological processes were ruled out, the discovery has renewed hopes that there’s life on Venus.We need to go to Venus as soon as possible|Neel Patel|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Security officials told Agence France-Presse that the gas station manager said he had recognized the two men.
Unconfirmed reports in the French media claimed that the brothers were spotted at a gas station in northern France on Thursday.
Total oil production figures include crude oil, natural gas liquids, and other liquid energy products.
On top of oil, the United States produces significantly more natural gas than Saudi Arabia.
Her slight miscalculation of how to fix the situation leads to her driving around the gas pump.Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For comparison, the gas may be passed through a test-tube containing an equal amount of distilled water.
It is allowed to cool, and hydrogen sulphid gas is passed through it for about five minutes.
You could not see the water till you got close up, and at a distance only the rows of gas jets were apparent.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Gas, it is clear, could not be carried into a hostile country or into remote and nearly inaccessible districts.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
In its pure state it is a transparent and colourless gas, having a peculiar pungent smell, and highly soluble in water.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for gas
- a fossil fuel in the form of a gas, used as a source of domestic and industrial heatSee also coal gas, natural gas
- (as modifier)a gas cooker; gas fire
- to increase the speed of a motor vehicle; accelerate
- to hurry
Derived forms of gasgasless, adjective
Word Origin for gas
Scientific definitions for gas
Other words from gasgaseous adjective (găs′ē-əs, găsh′əs)
Cultural definitions for gas
In physics, one of the phases of matter. The atoms or molecules in gases are more widely spaced than in solids or liquids and suffer only occasional collisions with one another.
Other Idioms and Phrases with gas
In addition to the idiom beginning with gas
- gas up
- cook with gas
- run out of steam (gas)