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Thread: accelerator


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    accelerator

    accelerator (of a car)
    It's rather a long word. Are there any shorter terms?
    Also what is the verb form? 'Step on the accelerator', 'step on the gas', 'release the gas'?
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: accelerator

    Step on the gas


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    Re: accelerator

    Thank you, tdol. Is 'gas' normally used in the UK?

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    #4

    Re: accelerator

    Not normally, but in this phrase, we say it.

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