- [U]用具,设备; 衣服 equipment, clothing, etc. needed for an expedition, a sport, etc.
- [P]齿轮; 传动装置; (排)挡 set of toothed wheels which fit into another set to transmit power from a vehicle's engine to its road wheels
- vt. 换挡 change a part of a machine which has a special use in controlling a vehicle
- vt. ＆ vi. (使)搭配; (使)适合 adjust one thing to the working of another; make dependence on
- vt. 使兴奋起来; 使准备好 put especially oneself into a state of excited or anxious expectation about an activity
a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed;
"the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
set the level or character of;
"She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
- Careless use of the clutch may damage the gears.
- The gear just would not come unstuck.
- The car has four forward gear and one reverse gear.
- Lifting electromagnet is a kind of lifting gear.
- Hundreds of police in riot gear struggled to control the violence.
- We need to sort out our camping gear before we go away.
- Education should be geared to the children's needs and abilities.
- We had to gear our lives to the new changes .
- The teeth of the wheels gear into each other .
- They put the hunting gear into the boat.
- This large gear turns the small one.
- A car can't go unless it is in gear.
- Tom changed gear and he won the game at last.
- The cogs gear smoothly.
- The teeth of the wheels gear into each other.
- His political opponents are gearing themselves for national elections in October.
- out of gear
没上排挡; 运转不灵活,出了毛病not connected to the gear; not working well
- gear down (v.+adv.)
减弱…的压力〔难度〕; 降低…的水平 reduce the force or level of (sth)
He geared down as he came into the corner.
You have to gear down when you drive uphill.
上坡行驶时必须换慢挡。gear sth ⇔ down
The courses have been geared down to lower ability of students in these special classes.
- gear to (v.+prep.)
调整(某物)使其适合… arrange (sth) so as to make it suitable for (sth or sb)
gear sth to sth
We must gear the amount of products to the level of public demand.
We have to gear our lives to the new changes.
Education should be geared to the children's needs and abilities.
- gear up (v.+adv.)
使做好行动准备 prepare (sth or sb) for action
When you are going fast enough, you'll be able to gear up.
车开得足够快时,你就能换挡加速。gear sth ⇔ up
The directors decided to gear the factory up for increased production, by bringing in new machine.
The Department is gearing up for increased intake of students.
这个系正在为扩大招生做好准备。gear sb/sth ⇔ up
The party is all geared up for the forthcoming election campaign.
I was geared up to have an argument about it and then she said it didn't matter anyhow.
- gear highly 高度兴奋
- gear mechanically 机械地搭配
- gear scientifically 科学地搭配
- gear down 换慢挡,减少
- gear up 换快挡,促进,提高,使准备好
Peasants in their homely gear.出自： Wordsworth
Prince William..starts new fashions in toddler gear.出自：Daily Mail
- gear用作名词的意思是“齿轮; (汽车的)排挡”,转化为动词意思是“换挡”,引申可表示“(使)搭配,(使)适合”“使兴奋起来,使准备好”。
- gear后接副词down表示“换低挡; 降低水平”; 后接副词up表示“换高档; 使准备好”; 后接介词to表示“调整…使适合”。
- gear up for, gear up to
- ☆ 1200年左右进入英语，直接源自古挪威语的gervi，意为准备，装饰。