get in gear

Definition of get in gear

informal
1 :to start working or doing something in a more energetic and effective way
  • We need to get in gear if we want to finish this project on time.
2 :to cause (something) to start working or becoming successful
  • She finally got her career in gear.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

gear play
  1. : clothing, garments

  2. : movable property : goods

  3. : equipment, paraphernalia

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

  2. : to connect by gearing (see gearing 1)

  3. : to make ready for effective operation


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