overaccelerate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ accelerate

Verb[edit]

overaccelerate (third-person singular simple present overaccelerates, present participle overaccelerating, simple past and past participle overaccelerated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To accelerate too much.
    • 2009 June 28, Peggy Orenstein, “The Overextended Family”, New York Times:
      At the same time, all that virtual togetherness may overaccelerate a courtship.

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