gear up

gear up
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

Get the children ready for school!


prepare for war


I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Syn: ↑fix, ↑prepare, ↑set up, ↑ready, ↑set
Derivationally related forms: ↑set (for: ↑set), ↑ready (for: ↑ready), ↑readying (for: ↑ready), ↑preparative (for: ↑prepare), ↑preparatory (for: ↑prepare), ↑preparation (for: ↑prepare)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
socialize, ↑socialise, ↑provide, ↑cram, ↑precondition, ↑fix, ↑mount, ↑set up, ↑lay out, ↑set, ↑winterize, ↑winterise, ↑summerize, ↑summerise, ↑prime, ↑cultivate, ↑crop, ↑work, ↑brace, ↑poise
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


Something ——s somebody


Something ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody PP


Somebody ——s something PP


Somebody ——s to INFINITIVE


Somebody ——s


Somebody ——s

(for: ↑prepare)

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I. transitive verb
1. : to gear so that the driven part goes faster than the driving part
2. : to speed up

gear up production to meet military needs

II. verb
: to get ready

the team is gearing up for the big game

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gear up
1. To make the speed of the driven part higher than that of the driving part
2. To prepare for increased production, new demands, etc
3. To raise the gearing of (a company)
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Main Entry:gear

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ˌgear ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they gear up he/she/it gears up present participle gearing up past tense geared up past participle geared up] phrasal verb
to prepare yourself, or to prepare something for an activity or event

The tobacco companies are gearing up to fight the new tax.

The town is gearing up for the carnival this weekend.

gear yourself up:

Most banks have geared themselves up for an electronic future.

Thesaurus: to make plans or arrangementssynonym
Main entry: gear

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equip or prepare oneself

the region started to gear up for the tourist season

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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

The team is gearing up for a comeback.

Manufacturers are gearing up to produce more merchandise.

The coach is gearing up the team for a comeback.

The team is geared up for a win.

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Main Entry:gear

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Gear — (g[=e]r), n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing, adornment, armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG. garaw[=i], garw[=i] ornament, dress. See {Yare}, and cf. {Garb} dress.] 1. Clothing; garments; ornaments. [1913 Webster] Array thyself …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gear — [gir] n. [ME gere, prob. < ON gervi, preparation, ornament, akin to OE gearo, YARE] 1. a) Obs. the clothing and equipment of a soldier, knight, etc. b) clothing; apparel 2. movable property; esp., apparatus or equipment for some particular… …   English World dictionary

  • Gear — ist der Name folgender Personen: Hosea Gear (* 1984), neuseeländischer Rugby Union Spieler John Gear (1825 1900), US amerikanischer Politiker Rico Gear (* 1978), neuseeländischer Rugby Union Spieler Gear ist außerdem der Name des US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gear — ► NOUN 1) a toothed wheel that works with others to alter the relation between the speed of an engine and the speed of the driven parts (e.g. wheels). 2) a particular setting of engaged gears. 3) informal apparatus, equipment, or clothing. ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

  • gear — gear; gear·less; gear·man; re·gear; un·gear; …   English syllables

  • gear — [n1] equipment accessory, accouterment, adjunct, apparatus, appendage, appurtenance, baggage, belongings, contraption, effects, encumbrances, fittings, habiliment, harness, impedimenta, instrument, kit, kit and kaboodle*, luggage, machinery,… …   New thesaurus

  • gear — sb., et, gear, ene, i sms. gear , fx gearkasse; skifte gear …   Dansk ordbog

  • Gear — Gear, v. i. (Mach.) To be in, or come into, gear. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gear — (g[=e]r) v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Geared} (g[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gearing}.] 1. To dress; to put gear on; to harness. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) To provide with gearing. [1913 Webster] 3. To adapt toward some specific purpose; as, they geared… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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