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1gear/ˈgiɚ/noun
pluralgears
1gear
/ˈgiɚ/
noun
pluralgears
Learner's definition of GEAR  
[noncount] 
: supplies, tools, or clothes needed for a special purpose
— see also footgear, headgear, landing gear
   b  informal  : clothes
[count]  : a toothed wheel in a machine
   b  : a part that connects the engine of a vehicle or the pedals of a bicycle to the wheels and controls the speed at which the wheels turn
[count]
[noncount]
— see also reverse gear

change/shift/switch gears

(US)or Britishchange gear
: to move from one level or area of activity to another

get in gear

informalorget (something) in gear
: to start working or doing something in a more energetic and effective way

in/into high gear

— see high gear
2gear/ˈgiɚ/verb
gearsgearedgearing
2gear
/ˈgiɚ/
verb
gearsgearedgearing
Learner's definition of GEAR  
[+ object]
: to make (something) suitable for a particular use or type of person — usually used as (be) geared

gear up

[phrasal verb]
gear up or gear (someone) up or gear up (someone) 
: to get ready or to cause (someone) to get ready for something or to do something
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