gas up(redirected from gassing up)
1. To put gasoline into a vehicle, especially to fill the tank to capacity. You should gas up before hitting the road.
2. slang To drink alcohol to the point of intoxication. The guys are down at the bar gassing up before the game.
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gas something up
to put gasoline into a vehicle. I have to gas this car up soon. I will stop and gas up the car at the next little town.
to fill up one's gasoline tank with gasoline. I have to stop at the next service station and gas up. The next time you gas up, try some of the gasoline with alcohol in it.
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Supply a vehicle with gasoline, as in I want to be sure to gas up before we go. James M. Cain used this term in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934): "I went to gas up a car." [Colloquial; c. 1930 Also see tank up.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To supply gasoline or fuel to a vehicle: The tank was almost empty, so we stopped at a service station and gassed up.
2. To supply some vehicle or machine with gasoline or fuel: We gassed up the car before the road trip. After fixing the lawn mower, I gassed it up and tried to start it.
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mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Fred is gassed up and very wobbly.
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