high gear

noun

Definition of high gear

2 : a state of intense or maximum activity usually used with into or in a project in high gear

Examples of high gear in a Sentence

She shifted the car into high gear.

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Part of that gauntlet comes early in Fast & Furious, when Rodriguez’s Letty is seemingly killed off, kicking Dom’s revenge plot into high gear. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "From stolen DVD players to Black Superman, Fast & Furious writer shares secrets of the franchise," 1 Aug. 2019 After dragging along for most of the day, MLB’s 2019 deadline kicked into high gear just before the buzzer sounded at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday—creating plenty of new storylines and exciting wild-card races, even as some contenders decided to stand pat. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "Grading Every Team's Performance at the MLB Trade Deadline," 31 July 2019 And next weekend, the festival goes into high gear. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, "Summer with American Bach Soloists brings a bounty of Bach and more," 25 July 2019 One-on-one pass rush — one of the highlights of any practice — will kick into high gear on Saturday, when the Colts strap on full pads for the first time since January. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, "Colts' training camp observations: Jack Doyle, Deon Cain ready right from the start," 25 July 2019 When Nashville’s current tourism/bachelorette/travel boom kicked into high gear, one thing quickly became obvious: There were not enough places for people to sleep. Fortune, "How New Nashville Hotels Are Bucking the Airbnb Trend," 20 July 2019 Max and Steve join the party Middle-school emotions are thrown into high gear when Max (Sadie Sink) moves to Hawkins and becomes the object of affection of both Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin). Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "What you need to remember before watching 'Stranger Things' Season 3," 2 July 2019 But litigation by political rivals and civil rights groups went into high gear against Republicans who controlled the mapmaking after winning legislative majorities in 2010. Gary D. Robertson, BostonGlobe.com, "NC redistricting fight turns to state courts after ruling," 29 June 2019 But litigation by political rivals and civil rights groups went into high gear against Republicans who controlled the mapmaking after winning legislative majorities in 2010. Washington Post, "NC redistricting fight turns to state courts after ruling," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of high gear

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of high gear was in 1889

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