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Action VerbPlay
'Accelerator' goes often with verbs about action, like 'press', 'hit' or 'step on'. SlideHe hit the accelerator when the light turned green.
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Increase SpeedPlay
The accelerator in a vehicle is specifically to increase the car's speed quickly. SlideFeeling impatient, she stepped hard on the accelerator.
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Controlled UsePlay
Using 'accelerator' in a sentence can imply controlled speeding, not just reckless driving. SlideHe gently pressed the accelerator, mindful of the icy road.