Synonyms for accelerator

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Morse shoved the accelerator in and they were thrown back in their seats.

The plunging car, with accelerator full on, would be out of control.

Cloud eased up his accelerator, eased down his mighty brakes.

"Say not so," says Barry, steppin' on the accelerator careless.

As soon as he was out of sight of his pursuers, he shoved down on the accelerator.

The alkali sets the reducer in action and is called the accelerator.

She had taken her foot off the accelerator, and the car slowed down.

"Don't strain anything," Bill advised as he stepped on the accelerator.

Rick kept the accelerator to the floor except on the worst curves.

He pressed down on the accelerator and the car responded with a flow of power.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin accelerator, agent noun from accelerare (see accelerate). Motor vehicle sense is from 1900.

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