top gear

noun

Definition of top gear

British
1 :a vehicle's highest gear
  • She got to the highway and shifted into top gear.
2 :a state of great or intense activity
  • The project is now in top gear.
  • The party hit top gear when the guest of honour arrived.

Word by Word Definitions

top play
  1. : the highest point, level, or part of something : summit, crown

  2. : a garment worn on the upper body

  3. : the head of a plant

  1. : of, relating to, or being at the top : uppermost

  2. : chief, leading

  3. : of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. : to be or become higher than : overtop

  2. : to be superior to : excel, surpass

  3. : to gain ascendancy over : dominate

  1. : a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

  1. : place : locality

  2. : topology

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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