petrol


petrol
noun (BrE) ⇨ See also ↑gas, ↑gasoline
ADJECTIVE
lead-free, ultra-low sulphur, unleaded

The price of a litre of unleaded petrol has risen.

leaded, lead replacement
high-octane
… OF PETROL
litre, tankful
VERB + PETROL
fill (sth) up with, fill sth with
run on, take, use

My car runs on unleaded petrol.

run out of

We ran out of petrol and had to walk to the nearest garage.

douse sb/sth in, douse sb/sth with, pour

Thugs poured petrol over a homeless man and tried to set him alight.

smell

Can you smell petrol?

smell of

The air smelled of petrol.

PETROL + VERB
burn, ignite
PETROL + NOUN
engine, tank
car
gauge, pump
station
tanker
fumes
prices
tax
bomb

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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