Translation of acelerar in English:
- 1.1 (coche/motor)aceleró el coche(en marcha)he accelerated(sin desplazarse)1.2he revved the engine o car (up)(proceso/cambio)(paso)acelera el paso, que es tardeel gobierno ha acelerado la marcha de las reformaswalk a bit faster, it's getting late1.3 (Física)the government has speeded up o stepped up the pace of the reforms
also: acelerarse verbo pronominal
- Apenas nos miraban, quedaban aterrados y aceleraban el paso.
- Pienso que puede mejorar su propuesta para dar una señal y acelerar el proceso.
- El conductor sólo se encarga de acelerar o frenar.
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