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Helen changed gear as she approached the junction.
At forty miles an hour you should be in fourth gear.
Always use a low gear when driving down a steep hill.
You’ll ruin the gearbox if you keep grinding the gears like that.
The car won’t move unless you’re in gear.
Take the car out of gear.
Don’t forget to bring walking gear.
We took down the tent and packed all the gear away.
police dressed in riot gear
Firefighters with heavy lifting gear battled to free the survivors from the wreckage.
Her electoral campaign is finally getting into gear.
Suddenly my brain clicked into gear and I realized what was happening.
Both teams stepped up a gear in the second half.
This is the British English definition of gear. View American English definition of gear.
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