hit the gas

Definition of hit the gas

US

  1. :  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

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

    :  to come in quick forceful contact with

    :  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

    :  a stroke of luck

    :  a great success

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

    :  a combustible gas or gaseous mixture for fuel or lighting

    :  natural gas

  1. :  to talk idly or garrulously

    :  to give off gas (see 1gas 1)

    :  to supply with gas or especially gasoline


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