Significado de “gas” - en el Diccionario Inglés

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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.

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.

[ 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.

Más ejemplos

  • The initial cloud of tear gas had hardly cleared before shots were fired.
  • Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, poisonous gas.
  • Certain gases are highly explosive.
  • These factories are releasing toxic gases into the atmosphere.
  • The volcano spewed a giant cloud of ash, dust and gases into the air.

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)!

Más ejemplos

  • He stopped the car next to the gas pump.
  • It's 50 miles to the next gas station.
  • I rent a subcompact when I'm travelling alone because it saves on gas.
  • We ought to fill up with gas before we set off.
  • My foot slipped off the gas pedal as I was trying to overtake the lorry.

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-

(Definición de gas del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

gas en inglés americano

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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.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definición de gas del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

gas en inglés de negocios

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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.

(Definición de gas del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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