gather/gain momentum

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of gather/gain momentum

: to move faster
  • The wagon gathered/gained momentum as it rolled down the hill.

Word by Word Definitions

gather play
  1. : to bring together : collect

  2. : pick, harvest

  3. : to pick up or amass as if by harvesting

  1. : something brought together: such as

  2. : a puckering in cloth made by gathering (see 1gather 7a)

  3. : a mass of molten glass collected for use in glassblowing

gain play
  1. : resources or advantage acquired or increased : profit

  2. : the act or process of acquiring something

  3. : an increase in amount, magnitude, or degree

  1. : to acquire or get possession of usually by industry, merit, or craft

  2. : to win in competition or conflict

  3. : to arrive at : reach, attain

momentum play
  1. : a property (see property 1a) of a moving body that the body has by virtue of its mass (see 2mass 1c) and motion and that is equal to the product of the body's mass and velocity

  2. : strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events


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