Definition of Gear up

1. Verb. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc. "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"




Definition of Gear up

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To prepare for an activity. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gear Up

gear change
gear down
gear head
gear heads
gear lever
gear levers
gear mechanism
gear ratio
gear ratios
gear shift
gear shifts
gear stick
gear sticks
gear train
gear trains
gear up (current term)
gear wheel
gear wheels
gearbox
gearboxes
gearcase
gearcases
gearchange
gearchanges
geare
geared
geares
gearhead
gearheads
gearing

Literary usage of Gear up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Seamanship by George Strong Nares, United States Coast Guard Academy (1865)
"Stop the gear up on the main yard, and up and down the rigging ; take the burton off ... Take the martingale off the lower halliards and stop the gear up. ..."

2. Cycling Art, Energy and Locomotion: A Series of Remarks on the Development by Robert Pittis Scott (1889)
"•200 Hear-driver Rover type, 54-gear; up hill, grade, one foot in twenty ; speed, nine miles per hour. Rear-driver Rover type, 54-gear; up hiil, grade, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
""If they can gear up to fight a war, they can gear up to protect the public health," he said. Muskie believes that it is chiefly public concern over air ..."

4. Nonfiction Reading Practice, Grade 3by Kim Griswell by Kim Griswell (2003)
"Before you buckle on your first pair of in-line skates, gear up for safety. ... After you gear up, find a safe place to skate. Learn to skate in a flat, ..."

5. Cotton Spinning and Weaving by Herbert Edward Walmsley (1893)
"Set these to 19's gauge from segment of cylinder, and to 14's angle of top comb gauge, put on the sliver plate and gear up all the draw box, coiler and wood ..."

6. Seamanship by George Strong Nares, United States Coast Guard Academy (1865)
"Stop the gear up on the main yard, and up and down the rigging ; take the burton off ... Take the martingale off the lower halliards and stop the gear up. ..."

7. Cycling Art, Energy and Locomotion: A Series of Remarks on the Development by Robert Pittis Scott (1889)
"•200 Hear-driver Rover type, 54-gear; up hill, grade, one foot in twenty ; speed, nine miles per hour. Rear-driver Rover type, 54-gear; up hiil, grade, ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
""If they can gear up to fight a war, they can gear up to protect the public health," he said. Muskie believes that it is chiefly public concern over air ..."

9. Nonfiction Reading Practice, Grade 3by Kim Griswell by Kim Griswell (2003)
"Before you buckle on your first pair of in-line skates, gear up for safety. ... After you gear up, find a safe place to skate. Learn to skate in a flat, ..."

10. Cotton Spinning and Weaving by Herbert Edward Walmsley (1893)
"Set these to 19's gauge from segment of cylinder, and to 14's angle of top comb gauge, put on the sliver plate and gear up all the draw box, coiler and wood ..."

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