hit the gas

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hit the gas

To move quickly; to accelerate or go faster. Used especially while riding in an automobile. We'll need to hit the gas if we want to make it to the movie on time.
See also: gas, hit
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And then, once the tank is full again, hit the gas pedal and go.
The driver, later identified as Velez, pulled over to the shoulder, and as the deputy got out of his squad car, Velez hit the gas, shooting gravel toward the deputy as he drove off, reports said.
I couldn't hit the gas or the brakes or anything anymore.
It all looked clear cut until Doolan hit the gas on the third bend of the last lap.
Land Rover's off-road guru Ronnie Dale warned me: "It's quite slippy but if you do what I tell you, you'll make it." I hung on to his every word and hit the gas up the first slope, then eased off as the car slid sideways into the ruts, and then back on the gas up the steep incline, where I was extremely relieved to make the summit.
According to local media, the driver accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing the car to lurch forward through the retention wires of the building.
The Massachusetts State Police said that the driver confessed to have "accidentally" hit the gas pedal instead of brakes, reports the CNN.
He refused to let his distressed partner leave and she was heard shouting "please Mark don't hit the gas pipe" and becoming hysterical as police saw the pipe vibrating.
The woman then put the car into reverse, and hit the gas instead of the brake, causing the car to travel backward across the length of the parking lot, through a hedge and some grass, and into a black Ford Escape that was stopped at the exit and waiting to turn onto Tyinn Street.
Heat 14 saw Hopwood take a sensational early lead but with Lindgren chasing Clegg hard behind, the Monarchs' man hit the gas down the back straight of the last lap and flew round to the front to take a shared 3-3 in a superb heat of action, but with one to go the Diamonds now needed a maximum 5-1 to draw the match.
The day Ann Murray accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, she knew she'd had a wake-up call she'd never forget.
It is believed workmen building a fence hit the gas pipe.
As I rummaged for money the Thelma and Louise in me suddenly took over and before I knew it I had knocked the car into second gear, hit the gas, and gone through without putting the money in.
You will be taking the wheel for the entire journey - you just need to hit the gas!
The flow of natural gas from Azerbaijan to Turkey was halted on Tuesday due to technical problems which also hit the gas flow from Iran, Turkish officials told Reuters, curbing supply to Turkey as it faces pressure to meet high winter demand.