Translation of accelerator in Spanish:


acelerador, n.

Pronunciation: /əkˈsɛləˌreɪdər//əkˈsɛləreɪtə/


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    Motor vehicles
    acelerador masculine
    to step on the accelerator (accelerate vehicle) apretar el acelerador informal
    • I put my foot down on the accelerator and sped away from the city.
    • I easily left him behind without flooring the accelerator.
    • In fact, moving my foot from the accelerator to the brake was difficult as it kept catching on something under the panel.
    • When the driver takes his/her foot off the brake and puts it on the accelerator, the engine re-starts automatically and almost seamlessly.
    • He put the key into the ignition and fired the engine, then pressed the accelerator pedal down so that the engine roar drowned out Kate's next words.
    • The only thing I noticed was the engine braking which dragged the car slower when I took my foot off the accelerator.
    • When you come to a halt, the car cuts out after a few seconds to preserve energy; the engine then fires again when your foot returns to the accelerator.
    • He hit the accelerator full on, no longer caring about traffic or the police.
    • He had no choice but to ease his foot on the accelerator and let his speed drift down to about 20 mph.
    • He stopped speaking suddenly when Carl jammed the van into reverse gear and slammed his foot down on the accelerator pedal.
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    acelerador de partículas masculine