There are many American slang words, here are some of the most common ones you need to know:

Bail — To leave a place abruptly

Feeling blue; have the blues — A feeling of depression or sadness

A buck — Slang term for an American dollar

Creep — An unpleasantly weird/strange person.

Couch Potato — A lazy person who spends most of their time engaged in things that can be done while sitting on a couch

Cram — To study feverishly before an exam typically done after neglecting to study consistently

Crash — To abruptly fall asleep, or to show up without invitation

For Real — A proclamation of honesty

Going Dutch — When each person, usually in a dating scenario, pays for his/her own meal

Hyped — A very excited state

Hang out — To casually gather together or spend time with someone in a social manner

Jack up — An abrupt increase, typically in the price of something

Knock — To speak negatively, to disparage, to badmouth

Lighten up — To relax and take things too seriously. Typically stated as an appeal to someone who is acting uptight

Piece of cake — A metaphor to describe something that is easy or effortless

Plead the fifth — References the fifth amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allows a witness in court to refuse questions on the grounds that they risk self-incrimination

Screw up — To make a mistake, i.e. mess up

Trash — Can be used as an intransitive verb for destructione.g. “He trashed the car.”

Uptight — Stuffy, the opposite of relaxed

Wrap (something) up — To finish or complete something

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