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Slang in American English - G

G

 

Gawk:
To stare awkwardly, oddly.
Quit gawking at me! 


Geek:
Nerd. Someone who is socially awkward.
He’s such a geek!


Get:
To understand.
What’s the point? I don’t get it. 


Get a kick out of (something):
Enjoy.
Do you get a kick out of watching me cry?

 

Get on my nerves:
Annoy; feel pissed off.
You're really getting on my nerves right now.


Get to the point:
Be direct.
Quit telling me about your day and get to the point. I know something is wrong.


Gig:
Job or concert.
I got a gig working part-time at the baseball stadium. 

 

Girly-girl (also see tomboy): 
A woman who dresses or acts in a very feminine manner.
Some guys are really into girly-girls, but I just want to date a girl who acts like herself - no matter who that is.


Give me a break:
A saying that shows your disbelief.
Oh yea? It wasn’t your fault? Give me a break.
"Give me a break! Break me off a piece of that Kit-Kat bar!" 

Glitch:

Computer error.
There’s a glitch in the system.


Gonna:
Abbreviation for going to.
I’m gonna get some new shoes today.


Gotta:
Abbreviation for have to or got to.
I gotta get a new TV. This one is awful.


Go with:
To choose.
I’m gonna go with an iced tea, please.


Go with the flow:
To accept things the way they are.
Just go with the flow.


Gray area:
A topic or idea that is unclear or ambiguous. 
I don't know what will happen when she leaves to work in another country. Our relationship is in a gray area right now.
Example 2: There are many gaps in the law that create a gray area for technological development.

 

Gross:
Disgusting or nasty.
Ewww! That food is gross.  


Guts:
Bravery or courage. 
You got a lot of guts kid.

 

 

 

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