Definition of 'petrol'
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Example sentences containing 'petrol'
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That's up to five times cheaper than petrol. The Sun (2016)You may think you are saving the planet, but they are not much cheaper to run than a fuel-efficient petrol or diesel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a choice of petrol and diesel engines. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They say that simply flushing out rogue unleaded petrol is sufficient. The Sun (2008)The cheapest petrol in the world comes with some of the worst congestion and pollution. The Sun (2008)Petrol and diesel is the lifeblood of the economy. The Sun (2014)There is a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It makes no sense having a petrol motor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The petrol and diesel engines are quick and economical too. The Sun (2011)Driving further afield for the cheapest petrol is a false economy for many drivers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Motoring organisations and retailers expect both petrol and diesel prices to reach new highs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We have just poured petrol on the flames and are now unable to put out the fire. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It will help employment and reduce costs if diesel prices are brought in line with petrol ones. The Sun (2014)Should my next car have a petrol engine? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Did we at least get some cheap petrol out of it? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The video showed the group pouring petrol on a book and setting it alight. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It will also share the same economical diesel and petrol engines. The Sun (2012)Those that go into diesel vehicles are six times more profitable to the company than the ones in petrol vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Also, diesel cars use less fuel than petrol cars and so give out less carbon dioxide. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You can get an optional petrol motor if you want to extend the range to 200 miles. The Sun (2011)Traffic throws up all sorts of air pollution, chiefly diesel and petrol exhausts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Motorists already reeling from the credit crunch are now forking out 1.20 for a litre of unleaded petrol. The Sun (2008) Petrol engines also warm up far more quickly than diesels, important for fuel efficiency on short journeys. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most of these cars have diesel engines, which tend to be more fuel efficient than petrol engines. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I am told some older vehicles will run on unleaded petrol without having the engine tweaked. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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In Common Usage. petrol is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'petrol'
British English: petrol /ˈpɛtrəl/ NOUN
Petrol is a liquid used as a fuel for motor vehicles.
- American English: gasoline
- Arabic: بِنْزِينٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: gasolina
- Chinese: 汽油
- Croatian: benzin
- Czech: benzín
- Danish: benzin
- Dutch: benzine
- European Spanish: gasolina
- Finnish: bensiini
- French: essence
- German: Benzin
- Greek: βενζίνη
- Italian: benzina
- Japanese: ガソリン
- Korean: 휘발유
- Norwegian: bensin
- Polish: benzyna
- European Portuguese: gasolina
- Romanian: benzină
- Russian: бензин
- Spanish: gasolina
- Swedish: bensin
- Thai: น้ำมันเติมรถ
- Turkish: benzin
- Ukrainian: бензин
- Vietnamese: xăng
Definition of petrol from the Collins English Dictionary
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