Американский слэнг

Американский слэнг

WORD / PHRASE
MEANING
awesome very good, interesting, or appealing
big deal important event; may be used sarcastically to refer to something that is not important
blast or It’s going to be a blast! It’s going to be a lot of fun
bomb to be unsuccessful
blow it off to ignore or avoid someone or something
blue or have the blues feel depressed
bogus 1) nonexistent, fake 2) bad, awful, unsatisfactory
to book 1) to hurry up or do something very quickly 2) to reserve a ticket to an event or on transportation
born again to hold strong, fundamentalist, Christian beliefs
bounce a check to overdraw a checking account
broke having no money
buddy friend
bum a cigarette to borrow a cigarette
bummed out depressed
bummer unpleasant experience
burned rejected, insulted, or otherwise negatively treated
burned out 1) exhausted 2) dull or lifeless as a result of excessive work or drug use
busted 1) to be caught by anyone in authority while misbehaving, or by the police while using drugs 2) to be “broke” or out of money
check out 1) to sign out materials from a library 2) to try to find out something
check it out to look over a situation
chill out or cool it a command to stop what you are doing, relax
cop out to not face the issue
couch potato a lazy person who spends a large amount of time (perhaps on a couch) watching television
cram To study frantically the night before a test
crash 1) to stay overnight in someone else’s dwelling, usually without notice or formal arrangement 2) to go to sleep after becoming extremely tired
cruising Driving around for pleasure with no particular destination
to have a crush on someone To be extremely infatuated with someone
cut it out! Stop it!
dead 1) very tired 2) not living
dork an unfashionable and awkward male
dorm dormitory
dough money
down in the dumps depressed
drop in to visit unexpectedly
dude a fashionable man
fire up to get excited about something; to motivate
fix up to arrange a date for a friend
fed up or sick of disgusted with; tired of
freak out to lose control of oneself
fuzzbuster device used by some motorists to determine when police are using radar to detect drivers who are speeding



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