hit the gas

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hit the gas

US
: to push down on the accelerator in a vehicle in a sudden and forceful way
  • She suddenly hit the gas and sped away.

Word by Word Definitions

hit play
  1. : to reach with or as if with a sudden blow

  2. : to come in quick forceful contact with

  3. : to strike (something, such as a ball) with an object (such as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. : an act or instance of striking or forcefully coming in contact with someone or something : an act or instance of hitting or being hit

  2. : a stroke of luck

  3. : a great success

gas play
  1. : a fluid (such as air) that has neither independent shape nor volume but tends to expand indefinitely

  2. : a combustible gas or gaseous mixture for fuel or lighting

  3. : a gaseous product of digestion

  1. : to talk idly or garrulously

  2. : to give off gas (see 1gas 1)

  3. : to fill the tank (as of an automobile) with gasoline


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