- 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.
How to use gas in a sentence
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
- to increase the speed of a motor vehicle; accelerate
- to hurry
Derived forms of gasgasless, adjective
Word Origin for gas
Medical definitions for gas
Scientific definitions for gas
Other words from gasgaseous adjective (găs′ē-əs, găsh′əs)
Cultural definitions for gas
Other Idioms and Phrases with gas
In addition to the idiom beginning with gas
- gas up
- cook with gas
- run out of steam (gas)