Definition of petrol
Recent Examples of petrol from the Web
Figure an easy 120-plus miles before needing a petrol stop and a walk-around.
The former makes the car feel utterly gutless, the latter has the petrol engine revving too hard and often.
Smaller groups throwing rocks and petrol bombs have been met with tear gas grenades, water cannons and other riot-control methods.
Self-Determination Movement members and supporters released tear gas inside parliament and threw petrol bombs outside it to protest the contentious deals with Montenegro and Serbia.
Going retro in dreamy Pisces (a sign that's partial to a cocktail or... few) through November 22, anybody who spends summer Fridays counting down to wine o'clock may be even more likely to reach for that extra glass of lady petrol.
Month by month the roads smelt more strongly of petrol, and were more difficult to cross, and human beings heard each other speak with greater difficulty.
The sips: Brooklyn West makes two rieslings, including an off-dry, slightly sweet 2013 Rio Blanco ($25), with that distinct oily, petrol-like riesling aroma, along with rose petals and a mouth-coating body.
Costco, 7795 W. Flagler St., and BJ’s, 7050 Coral Way, each move their regular petrol at $2.15 per gallon.
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Origin and Etymology of petrol
French essence de pétrole, literally, essence of petroleum
First Known Use: 1895See Words from the same year
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