How would you say these words in American English (please include synonyms and definitions)?
I need to learn these words for college, how would you say these in American English?
Please include definitions when you can, thanks!
shift down/ shift up
to pass/ to overtake
to flash one's headlights
to put one's headlights on full beam
to sound/ honk one's horn
to keep to the speed limit
to break the speed limit (go over the speed limit?)
to jump thru a red light/ go thru a red light
to ignore a stop light/ to go thru a stop light
old heap/ banger = old car that doesn't work well anymore
front-wheel drive car
camper/ camper van
drink driver (driver who has drunk)
hazard (warning) lights
indicator (light that blinks on a car)
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
most of those are American English already.
You might hear "change gears" more than "shift" but shift would be understood.
Drink driver would be drunk diver.
Petrol would be gas (and petrol tank gas tank, etc.)
Flasher (like turn signals?) would be blinkers (or turn signals). Same with indicator if you mean a turn indicator.
Old heap/banger would be junk heap or rust bucket.
It wouldn't be to jump through a red light but to go through a red light or to run a red light.
To obey the speed limit or to go the speed limit instead of to keep to.
To break the speed limit would just be "to speed"
Camper/camper van would probably be a trailer, not sure about that one.
- RodicaLv 79 years ago
Tape the word(s) in Google + definition
and you'll have the explanations.