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Differences between American and British English: gas
In the U.S., gas often refers to a type of liquid fuel that is used to produce power in cars: We’d better get gas on our way out of town.. The usual British word for this is petrol. Gas can also refer to a substance like air that is burned to cook food or to heat your house, and it can be used with this meaning in both the U.S. and the U.K.: ♦ a gas furnace.