from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The high gear configuration of a transmission.
  • n. Informal A state of maximum activity, energy, or force: Her mind was in high gear while studying for the art history examination.

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  • n. a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed


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