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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For his part, Meloni, 62, posted a carousel of photos suiting up in gear and showed some behind-the-scenes photos hanging out with actors Robert Burke, Billy Crudup and Leary. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 6 May 2023 One is an overall barrier to entry for adventure sports, some of which require a costly investment in gear. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 3 May 2023 Brown started up the engine and put her SUV in gear. Michael Grabell, ProPublica, 3 May 2023 Basically, this is your sign to get your butt in gear before the planets do it for you! Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 31 Mar. 2023 As one of only four North Carolina Green Book locations that are still operating, The Historic Magnolia House kicked its shoebox lunches in gear at the start of the pandemic as an effort to educate and engage their community. Jaha Nailah Avery, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Mar. 2023 The conservationists want new restrictions on lobster fishing to prevent the whales from getting entangled in gear, but those restrictions are currently on hold. Patrick Whittle, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2023 There were a handful of fans wearing Bills jerseys at the stadium, though there were just as many in gear representing the Cowboys, the Seahawks and other teams. Ken Belson, New York Times, 7 Jan. 2023 Singleton found a hole, then put it in gear at the second level after the defense sold out on a cover zero blitz. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Jan. 2023 See More

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“In/into gear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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