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gen 1

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British informal

noun

[mass noun]
Information: you’ve got more gen on him than we have
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  • For more information and pricing details please call Mojo for the latest gen.
  • He often has the inside gen on cool stuff happening online and in London.
  • Amir has the gen on what's happening in Iranian politics at the moment.

verb (gens, genning, genned)

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1 (gen up on) Find out about: we genned up on the agencies that had done the work
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  • In preparation for today he has been genning up on repeats.
  • Smith has been genning up on her kung fu moves and Dundee's martial arts community is already booking in numbers.
  • One minute you're all genned up on the digestion of proteins, then you're writing about the beauty of Mozart's operas.
1.1 [with object] (gen someone up) Provide someone with information: as everything’s finalized, I can gen you up properly
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  • Working under Gough and his assistant proved an attraction for a tenacious performer whose Scottish father Michael genned him up on the pair's pedigree.
  • Anyway I'm looking forward to meeting some of you at some stage soon although Jon will have to be my mentor and gen me up on this car.
  • Any information or links to gen me up would be much appreciated.

Origin

Second World War (originally used in the armed services): perhaps from the first syllable of general information.

Words that rhyme with gen

Adrienne, again, amen, Ardennes, Behn, Ben, Benn, Bren, cayenne, Cévennes, Dairen, den, en, fen, glen, Glenn, Guyenne, Gwen, hen, julienne, Karen, ken, Len, Loren, men, Nene, Ogaden, paren, pen, Penn, Phnom Penh, Rennes, Shenzhen, Sun Yat-sen, ten, then, Tlemcen, when, wren, yen, zazen, Zen

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gen 2 Line breaks: gen

noun

informal
Short for generation. the next gen of consoles third-gen data protocols
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  • Enhanced offerings will include Internet broadband access, media, IPTV, online gaming, and messaging, as well as next-gen services.
  • If Mathew's parents were both born here, doesn't that make his grandparents first gen, and him third gen?
  • RSS readers are not that social, even with so-called "next gen" newsreaders that recommend sites based on what you already read.

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