hit the gas

idiom

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

Examples of hit the gas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chastain hit the gas on the final lap and deliberately smashed his car into the wall, using the energy to speed past his rivals. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 9 June 2024 Hazardous materials teams from Phoenix and Glendale have metered buildings in the surrounding area and have not found any detectable levels of gas, Phoenix Fire also posted on X. Pam Kistner's house is only blocks away from where a vehicle hit the gas line. Rey Covarrubias Jr., The Arizona Republic, 15 Apr. 2024 Last night, my sister and I were driving on I-35 when the Valley View tornado hit the gas station. Jaime Moore-Carrillo, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 May 2024 When Viktor Hovland charged, Schauffele hit the gas. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 May 2024 Keflezighi hit the gas, the riskiest of risky moves among elite long-distance runners. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2024 In the video, the dad of three asked the little guy what his favorite smell is, as the 10-year-old hopped on a blue bike and hit the gas pedal. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 30 Mar. 2024 Miller, who finished with 21 points, grabbed the rebound and hit the gas pedal to push up the court seemingly after every Westminster missed out. Timothy Dashiell, Baltimore Sun, 23 Jan. 2024 When police tried pulling the van over, the driver hit the gas, leading them on a chase with speeds reaching 100 mph. Kat Teurfs, CBS News, 2 Feb. 2024

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“Hit the gas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20the%20gas. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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