in/into gear

Definition of in/into gear

of a vehicle

  1. :  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

  1. :  clothing, garments

    :  movable property :  goods

    :  equipment, paraphernalia

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

    :  to connect by gearing (see gearing 1)

    :  to make ready for effective operation

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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