noun, plural gas·es or gas·ses.
- 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.
verb (used with object), gassed, gas·sing.
- to talk nonsense or falsehood to.
- to amuse or affect strongly: Her weird clothes really gas me.
verb (used without object), gassed, gas·sing.
- to indulge in idle, empty talk.
- to become drunk (often followed by up).
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Idioms for gas
Origin of gas
OTHER WORDS FROM gasgasless, adjectivenon·gas, noun, plural non·gas·es.
Words nearby gas
Example sentences from the Web for gas
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.
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.
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
We have no heating; there is no gas and it is very cold inside the prison.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was from a former Railroad Commission employee who had gone to work for an oil and gas developer.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, he regretted the very smell of the gas and the noise of the omnibuses.Sentimental Education Vol 1|Gustave Flaubert
You can—this heap has got the legs of a centipede and you've got plenty of gas and oil.Triplanetary|Edward Elmer Smith
Suspended from the gas pipe, which was bent and leaking, was Don Roberto.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Of these he covered just about two, and even that ground was only what he gained in the first surprise of his gas attack.War Letters of a Public-School Boy|Paul Jones.
The gauge is attached to the gas burner and the pressure is read by means of a scale attached to the gauge.General Science|Bertha M. Clark
British Dictionary definitions for gas
noun plural gases or gasses
- to increase the speed of a motor vehicle; accelerate
- to hurry
verb gases, gasses, gassing or gassed
Derived forms of gasgasless, adjective
Word Origin for gas
Medical definitions for gas
n. pl. gas•es
Scientific definitions for gas
Other words from gasgaseous adjective (găs′ē-əs, găsh′əs)
Cultural definitions for gas
Idioms and Phrases with gas
In addition to the idiom beginning with gas
- gas up
- cook with gas
- run out of steam (gas)