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  1. gear
    IPA[ɡir]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. design or adjust the gears in a machine to give a specified speed or power output:

      it's geared too high for serious off-road use
    • 2. adjust or adapt something to suit a special purpose or need.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: gear, plural noun: gears

    • noun

      a toothed wheel that works with others to alter the relation between the speed of a driving mechanism (such as the engine of a vehicle) and the speed of the driven parts (the wheels):

      a particular setting of engaged gears:

    • verb

      design or adjust the gears in a machine to give a specified speed or power output:
    • adjective

      fitted with gears:

      (of a company) having a specified ratio of loan capital (debt) to the value of its ordinary shares (equity):

    • noun

      the moving parts of a machine, especially the wheels, steering, and suspension of a vehicle.

      the moving rope and tackle used in handling a boat.

    • noun

      the lowest in a set of gears on a vehicle, used when traveling very slowly.

      used in reference to a failure to make progress:

    • noun

      a gear transmitting motion by means of a moving endless chain, especially in a bicycle.
    • noun

      a gear working another gear at an angle to it by means of bevel wheels.
    • noun

      (in a gearbox, transmission, etc.) the ratio between the rates at which the last and first gears rotate.
    • noun

      a gear that causes a wheeled vehicle to move slowly, because of a low ratio between the speed of the wheels and that of the mechanism driving them:
    • make ready or prepared
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