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  1. (noun) A toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or to change speed or direction.
  2. (noun) A complete assembly that performs a specific function in a larger machine.
  3. (noun) A transmission configuration for a specific ratio of engine to axle torque in a motor vehicle.
  4. (noun) Equipment, such as tools or clothing, used for a particular activity: fishing gear. See Synonyms at equipment.
  5. (noun) Clothing and accessories: the latest gear for teenagers.
  6. (noun) Personal belongings, including clothing: keeps her gear in a trunk.
  7. (noun) The harness for a horse.
  8. (noun) Nautical A ship's rigging.
  9. (noun) Nautical A sailor's personal effects.
  10. (verb-transitive) To equip with gears.
  11. (verb-transitive) To connect by gears.
  12. (verb-transitive) To put into gear.
  13. (verb-transitive) To adjust or adapt so as to make suitable: geared the speech to a conservative audience.
  14. (verb-transitive) To provide with gear; equip.
  15. (verb-intransitive) To come into or be in gear.
  16. (verb-intransitive) To become adjusted so as to fit or blend.
  17. (phrasal-verb) gear up To get ready for a coming action or event: a group of investors who had geared up for the takeover fight.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Up:: gear ++ if (gear > gear: = 4 send % gear% return - AutoHotkey Community
  2. Rain gear is visible among the crowd, but no umbrellas. - Phillies, Rays ride out rain on World Series parade
  3. I generally fish for largemouth, and so my gear is all mostly geared that way, so I appreciate all the responses! - I live in N.H.,where all the bass fishing is locked up due to hard water(except ice fishing which I don't do), with one nice exc
  4. Also, what kinda gear is your character equiped with, becasue a little knowledge, a nylon rope, and a locking d-ring can make something he could repel down the side of the building with (a harness called a swiss seat). - Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Creating Weaknesses for Your Superheroes
  5. It's like a gear is a transmission suddenly becoming aware and asking, "Why am I here? all I do is turn over and over again and get some greasy substance thrown in my face, my existence is crap … I have no purpose …." - Continuation…


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