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gas pedal
▪ His foot eased to the gas pedal, then froze.
▪ Pressing the gas pedal to the floor, he swung the car out and began to overtake.
gas pedal

n. (context US automobiles English) accelerator; foot control for fuel flow.

gas pedal

n. a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas" [syn: accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas, throttle, gun]

Gas Pedal

"Gas Pedal" is a song by American rapper Sage the Gemini. The song features additional vocals from fellow Bay Area rapper Iamsu!. The song was produced by Dominic Wynn Woods and written by Woods and Sudan Williams. Gas Pedal was recorded and released in 2012. It was released on March 21, 2013, as the second single from his debut studio album Remember Me. The song peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, making this the first top 40 hit for both artists, and making it one of hyphy's best known songs. It also reached the top ten on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts at numbers 6 and 4, respectively. An official remix for the song was released featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber.

Usage examples of "gas pedal".

She stomped on the gas pedal and the car shot forward, slinging gravel, the tires squealing.

He put his foot down on the gas pedal and the Chevy growled and crawled up on the curb before he could get it straightened out again.

Usually just backing off on the gas pedal causes it to upshift if the automatic linkage to the transmission doesn't do it.

Without lifting his foot from the gas pedal, Pitt quickly surveyed the two Airbus A340-300 passenger and cargo planes parked in the center of the hangar.

It comes to him as he turns his key in the Ram's ignition and flutters the gas pedal: he has been embraced.

He braced himself for the impact, slammed his foot against the gas pedal, and crouched down in the seat as far as he could go.