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top gear


Simple Definition of top gear

  • : a vehicle's highest gear

  • : a state of great or intense activity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of top gear


  1. 1 :  a vehicle's highest gear <She got to the highway and shifted into top gear.>

  2. 2 :  a state of great or intense activity <The project is now in top gear.> <The party hit top gear when the guest of honour arrived.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the highest point, level, or part of something :  summit, crown

    :  the head of a plant

    :  the aboveground part of a plant having edible roots

  1. : :  to remove or cut the top of

    :  to shorten or remove the top of (a plant) :  pinch

    :  to cover with a top or on the top :  provide, form, or serve as a top for

  1. :  of, relating to, or being at the top :  uppermost

    :  chief, leading

    :  of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. :  a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

  1. :  clothing, garments

    :  movable property :  goods

    :  equipment, paraphernalia

  1. :  to provide (as machinery) with gearing

    :  to connect by gearing

    :  to make ready for effective operation

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a timid, meek, or unassertive person

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