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gasnoun

uk   /ɡæs/ us   /ɡæs/
  • gas noun (AIR SUBSTANCE)

B2 [C or U] a substance in a form like air that is neither solid nor liquid: Oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen are all gases. poisonous/inflammable/toxic gas
A2 [C or U] a substance in a form like air that is used as a fuel for heating and cooking: Do you prefer cooking with electricity or gas?UK A leak in the gas mains (= pipes) caused a major explosion. a gas-fired power station
[U] informal a substance in a form like air used for medical purposes to prevent people feeling pain or being conscious during an operation: I had/was given gas when I had my wisdom teeth taken out.
[U] mainly US UK wind air in the bowels or in a baby's stomach, especially when this makes you feel uncomfortable or makes noises: Beer gives me gas.

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  • gas noun (LIQUID FUEL)

A2 [U] US also formal gasoline, UK petrol a liquid obtained from petroleum, used especially as a fuel for cars, aircraft, and other vehicles: I'll stop and get some gas - we're running low. a gas tank/pump
the gas [S] mainly US
the part of a car that you push with your foot to make it go faster: Step on the gas (= drive faster)!

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  • gas noun (ENJOYABLE SITUATION)

[S] mainly US informal old-fashioned a funny or enjoyable situation: Some kids put on a show for the moms and dads, - it was a gas.

gasverb

uk   /ɡæs/ us   /ɡæs/ -ss-
  • gas verb (POISON)

[T] to kill or injure a person by making them breathe poisonous gas: Hundreds of thousands of soldiers were gassed in the First World War.
  • gas verb (TALK)

[I] old-fashioned informal to talk for a long time about things that are not important: Susan came round and we sat gassing for hours.
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(Definition of gas from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gas" in American English

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gasnoun

us   /ɡæs/
  • gas noun (MATTER)

science [C/U] a form of matter that is neither solid nor liquid and can increase in size to fill any container
science [C/U] Gas is also the usual word used to talk about natural gas.
[C/U] Gas is also the feeling that you sometimes get after eating a lot and the air such eating produces in your stomach.
  • gas noun (LIQUID FUEL)

[U] also gasoline, /ˈɡæs·əˌlin, ˌ==ˈ=/ a liquid obtained from petroleum (= dark, thick oil), used esp. as a fuel for cars and other vehicles: We’re running low on gas.

gasverb [T]

us   /ɡæs/ -ss-
  • gas verb [T] (BREATHE MATTER)

to kill or injure people or animals by making them breathe poisonous gas: Hundreds of thousands of soldiers were gassed in World War I.
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(Definition of gas from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"gas" in Business English

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gasnoun

uk   /ɡæs/ us   plural gases or gasses
[C or U] ENVIRONMENT a substance in a form like air that is neither solid nor liquid: Oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen are all gases. All EU countries are required to cut their emissions of greenhouse gases.
[U] US also gasoline, UK petrol NATURAL RESOURCES, TRANSPORT a liquid obtained from petroleum, used especially as fuel for cars and other vehicles: It was getting late and we were nearly out of gas. The price of gas seems to be getting higher and higher.
(Definition of gas from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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