in/into gear

Definition of in/into gear

of a vehicle
:having the lever that controls the gears in a position that allows the vehicle to begin moving
  • Don't leave the car in gear in the driveway.
  • He put the car in/into gear and drove away.

Word by Word Definitions

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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