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verb [intransitive/transitive] [usually passive] gear pronunciation in British English /ɡɪə(r)/
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present tense
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 towards children.

    gear for:

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

    gear something for something:

    We are gearing the company for ever-increasing demand.

    gear something to do/doing something:

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

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