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To go faster, or to make something go faster - synonyms or related words

speed up

to move or happen faster



to happen or make something happen at a faster rate




if something quickens, or if you quicken it, it happens or moves more quickly

catch up

to go faster so that you reach the person or vehicle in front of you

pick up speed

if something picks up speed, it starts to move faster

put your foot down


to drive much faster

pull ahead

to get in front of someone by moving faster than they do

speed up

to make something move or happen faster



if a vehicle accelerates, it moves faster

step on it

used for telling someone to drive a vehicle faster

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