Definitions

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  • v. To prepare for an activity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. To prepare (for an event or activity).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

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Examples

  • And so the department began to gear up for a long spell of defensive maneuvering, knowing exactly what kind of heartrending twaddle would be coming from the brave and fearless foot soldiers of the fifth estate.

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • To gear up for the annual races, Ms. Ho's team, Buzz Dragon Boating Society, starts with land-based training in September.

    What's Your Workout

  • It’s tough for a normal human being to gear up to that kind of viciousness right away.”

    Drowned Hopes

  • Mrs. Bünz’s car, with repeated blasts on the horn, churned in low gear up the drive and turned to the right behind the curved wall.

    Death of a Fool

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