get in gear

Definition of get in gear

informal

  1. 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. 2 :  to cause (something) to start working or becoming successful She finally got her career in gear.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

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

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

gearplay
  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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