gather/gain momentum

idiom

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

Examples of gather/gain momentum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those indictments, which also involve Trump's efforts to overturn his election loss to Biden in 2020 and his handling of classified documents, appeared to help Trump gain momentum in the Republican primary. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2024 He was quickly joined by others as the group began rocking the SUV back and forth to gather momentum to put it back on its wheels. Timothy H.j. Nerozzi Fox News, Fox News, 28 Mar. 2024 But the case against him appeared to gain momentum. Susan Schindehette, Peoplemag, 11 Apr. 2024 Innovations in renewable energy, carbon capture, and sustainable agriculture will gain momentum. Steve Andriole, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Talks about what to do with the assets moved in fits and starts for many months, but seemed to gain momentum as U.S. aid for Ukraine stalled. Beatriz Ríos, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 Candidates in Russian elections are tightly controlled by the Central Election Commission (CEC), enabling Putin to run against a favorable field and reducing the potential for an opposition candidate to gain momentum. Rob Picheta, CNN, 14 Mar. 2024 The combination of ebbing Ukrainian morale and supplies and Moscow’s forces appearing to gain momentum marks a pivotal moment in the conflict. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, 4 Mar. 2024 Choose wisely, gain momentum, iterate your processes and evolve your skills. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024

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“Gather/gain momentum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gather%2Fgain%20momentum. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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