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English definition of “accelerator”
› [C] something that makes a process happen or makes something progress more quickly: Good companies use technology as an accelerator of momentum. In the postwar period, governments saw co-operatives as an economic accelerator. Accelerators offer you a way to pay off your mortgage sooner by increasing the number or amount of payments.
› [S] (also accelerator effect) ECONOMICS the principle that investment increases as demand increases, but by greater amounts
put your foot on the accelerator (also hit the accelerator, step on the accelerator) › to make something happen or progress more quickly: This company needs someone who can put their foot on the accelerator with our excellent new products.
take your foot off the accelerator › to make something happen or progress more slowly: Insurers are taking their foot off the accelerator in anticipation of a softer market.