step on the gas

Definition of step on the gas

:to suddenly press down on the accelerator pedal of a vehicle to drive at a higher speed
  • Step on the gas, they're getting away!

Word by Word Definitions

step play
  1. : a rest for the foot in ascending or descending: such as

  2. : one of a series of structures consisting of a riser and a tread

  3. : a ladder rung

  1. : to move by raising the foot and bringing it down elsewhere or by moving each foot in succession

  2. : dance

  3. : to go on foot : walk

  1. : related by virtue of a remarriage (as of a parent) and not by blood

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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