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accelerate

verb
 
 
/əkˈseləreɪt/
DRIVE [I] to start to drive fasterIncreasing and decreasing speed of motionDriving and operating road vehicles
HAPPEN [I, T] to start to happen more quickly, or to make something start to happen more quickly: Inflation is likely to accelerate this year.Increasing and decreasing speed of motion
acceleration
 
 
/əkˌseləˈreɪʃən/ noun [U]
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