gear somebody up (for something)


gear somebody up (for something)
ˌgear ˈup (for/to sth) | ˌgear sb/sthˈup (for/to sth) derived
to prepare yourself/sb/sth to do sth

Cycle organizations are gearing up for National Bike Week.

see also geared
Main entry:gearderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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