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verb [intransitive/transitive] [usually passive] American English pronunciation: gear /ɡɪr/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theygear
he/she/itgears
present participlegearing
past tensegeared
past participlegeared
  1. to prepare something or make it suitable for a particular situation, group, or use
    gear toward:

    The museum is geared toward children.

    gear something to do/doing something:

    The committee is not geared to carrying out regular school inspections.

    gear for:

    We were geared for the visit and are disappointed that it was canceled.

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