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Verb: gear  geer
  1. Set the level or character of
    "She geared her speech to the teenagers in the audience";
    - pitch
  2. Adjust gears in order to achieve a desired speed
Noun: gear  geer
  1. A toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
    - gear wheel, geared wheel, cogwheel
  2. Wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted, motion or torque is changed
    "the fool got his tie caught in the gear";
    - gearing, geartrain, power train, train, drivetrain
  3. A mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
    - gear mechanism
  4. Equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
    - paraphernalia, appurtenance

Derived forms: gears, geared, gearing

Type of: accommodate, adapt, equipment, mechanism, wheel, wheelwork

Part of: engine

Encyclopedia: Gear, Michael