Translation of "accelerate" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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accelerateverb

uk /əkˈsel.ə.reɪt/ us /əkˈsel.ɚ.eɪt/

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

(车辆或驾驶者)加速
I accelerated to overtake the bus. 我加速超过了公共汽车。
Opposite

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

(人或物的行动)加快

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

(使)加快,(使)增速;促进;提前,(促使)早日发生
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)