Meaning of gas-guzzling in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡasˌɡʌz(ə)lɪŋ/


  • (of a car) having a high fuel consumption.

    • ‘gas-guzzling SUVs’
    • ‘Plastic bottles are made from oil products transported by gas-guzzling trucks.’
    • ‘There's nothing "hot" or "sexy" about driving a gas-guzzling vehicle.’
    • ‘They use newer, more fuel-efficient turbofan engines to slash the operating costs of the current generation of gas-guzzling private planes.’
    • ‘He rides in the back of his own gas-guzzling armored limo.’
    • ‘From an economic point of view, a reduction in gas-guzzling cars is the smart thing to do.’
    • ‘Gas-guzzling four-wheel-drive cars could be charged a double congestion charge.’
    • ‘They checked to see what it would take to replace the old gas-guzzling yellow cabs, which get around 10 miles a gallon.’
    • ‘The hybrid bus gets 8 to 10 miles per gallon, which might not sound great, but that's actually nearly double that of standard gas-guzzling buses.’
    • ‘He docks his vintage, gas-guzzling cruiser at the yacht club and doesn't like the noise of the occasional plane invading his personal space.’
    • ‘An energy expert fumed about all that gas-guzzling stop-and-go driving during the chase scenes.’