change/shift/switch gears

Definition of change/shift/switch gears

US

  1. :  to move from one level or area of activity to another He once again changed gears in his career. She's decided to shift gears, quit her job, and go back to school.

Word by Word Definitions

changeplay
  1. :  to make different in some particular :  alter

    :  to make radically different :  transform

    :  to give a different position, course, or direction to

  1. :  the act, process, or result of changing: such as

    :  alteration

    :  transformation

shiftplay
  1. :  to exchange for or replace by another :  change

    :  to change the place, position, or direction of :  move

    :  to make a change in (place)

  1. :  a means or device for effecting an end

    :  a deceitful or underhand scheme :  dodge

    :  an effort or expedient exerted or tried in difficult circumstances :  extremity

switchplay
  1. :  a slender flexible whip, rod, or twig

    :  an act of switching: such as

    :  a blow with a switch

  1. :  to strike or beat with or as if with a switch

    :  whisk, lash

    :  to turn from one railroad track to another :  shunt

gearplay gears
  1. :  clothing, garments

    :  movable property :  goods

    :  equipment, paraphernalia

  1. :  to provide (machinery) with gearing (see gearing 2)

    :  to connect by gearing (see gearing 1)

    :  to make ready for effective operation


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