re·​gear (ˌ)rē-ˈgir How to pronounce regear (audio)
regeared; regearing

transitive verb

: to alter (something) for a new purpose or condition
The government's bid to regear the economy toward consumption and services and away from manufacturing and investment is having mixed results …Felicia Sonmez
Ireland needs to regear its education policy so that everyone in Ireland can speak four languages fluently.Seanán Ó Coistín

Examples of regear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That model’s payload runs from 1,520 to 1,730 pounds, and its powerful 5.7-liter V-8 is capable of pushing tires up to 33 inches without the need to regear. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 25 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of regear was in 1914

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“Regear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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