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gear

gear

 
 
pronunciation:
gir
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
gear up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part of a machine that causes another part to move because of teeth which connect the two moving parts.
 
definition 2: a particular arrangement of gears, especially in a vehicle.
I ride my bike up hills in a low gear.
definition 3: any equipment, clothes, or tools used for some particular purpose.
The scouts packed their camping gear and set out on a hike.
 
similar words:
equipment, outfit, rig
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: geared, gearing, gears
definition: to prepare or adjust to fit particular people or conditions.
She geared the story to teenagers.
phrase: gear up
derivation: gearless (adj.)
Word Builder: gear +
  • gearshift:
    a part in a car for changing from one gear to another.
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