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.
Example sentences from the Web for gas
That means they are composed of compressed gasses, with no solid surface.
The Syrian military has also been known to mix more and less-lethal gasses in order to mask the use of chemical weapons.Obama Administration Stiffs Chemical Survivors on New Claim|Josh Rogin, Noah Shachtman|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Try convincing the tea-bag crowd that the U.S. should cut its greenhouse gasses more than China does.
Aft of Stores, I heard the whistle of escaping air and high pressure gasses from ruptured lines.Greylorn|John Keith Laumer
Under the warm beams, the frozen gasses evaporated, and in a few moments he had cleared the area around the ship.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
Some eruption, perhaps, this we have seen—an ignition of gasses in the upper air—who knows?
A series of new flashes broke out, lifting and spreading the incandescent radioactive gasses, and then a great gush of flame rose.Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
Twelve or more evacuations may take place during a day; as a rule they are much increased by gasses and are of bad odor.
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)