gear up

gear up
intransitive verb Date: 1943 to get ready <
are gearing up for the big game

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gear up — n. To prepare (for an event or activity); as, to gear up for the election campaign. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gear up — verb 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • gear up — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms gear up : 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 to prepare yourself, or to prepare something for an… …   English dictionary

  • gear up — v. (d; intr., tr.) to gear up for (we are gearing up for increased production) * * * [ gɪə(r) ʌp] (d; intr., tr.) to gear up for (we are gear uping up for increased production) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • gear up — prepare, get ready, find equipment and supplies    After we print this manual we have to gear up for a novel …   English idioms

  • gear up — UK US gear (sb/sth) up Phrasal Verb with gear({{}}/gɪər/ verb ► to prepare yourself or someone else for something: »Politicians are already gearing up for the election. »Local health unions are gearing themselves up for a battle amid fears of job …   Financial and business terms

  • gear up — switch to a higher speed or gear, speed up, accelerate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gear up — PHRASAL VERB: usu passive If someone is gearing up for a particular activity, they are preparing to do it. If they are geared up to do a particular activity, they are prepared to do it. [V P for/to n] ...another indication that the Government is… …   English dictionary

  • gear up — verb To prepare for an activity. The hardware store is gearing up for spring in February with garden supplies and seeds …   Wiktionary

  • Gear up — get prepared: all geared up for the big race …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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