Translation of "accelerate" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /əkˈsel.ə.reɪt/ us /əkˈsel.ɚ.eɪt/

C2 [ I ] When a vehicle or its driver accelerates, the speed of the vehicle increases.

I accelerated to overtake the bus. 我加速超过了公共汽车。

C2 [ I ] If a person or object accelerates, he, she, or it goes faster.


C1 [ I or T ] to happen or make something happen sooner or faster

Inflation is likely to accelerate this year, adding further upward pressure on interest rates. 今年通货膨胀可能会加剧,迫使利率持续走高。
They use special chemicals to accelerate the growth of crops. 他们使用特殊的化学品来催长农作物。

More examples

  • The driver accelerated on the bend and appeared to lose control of the vehicle.
  • We watched as the motorbike accelerated away into the distance.
  • The van driver accelerated every time I tried to overtake him.
  • Anne gripped my hand as the plane began accelerating along the runway.
  • You have to accelerate gradually as you run down the track, and then take a big jump.

(Translation of “accelerate” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)