Definition of top gear
- She got to the highway and shifted into top gear.
- The project is now in top gear.
- The party hit top gear when the guest of honour arrived.
: the highest point, level, or part of something : summit, crown
: a garment worn on the upper body
: the head of a plant
: of, relating to, or being at the top : uppermost
: chief, leading
: of the highest quality, amount, or degree
: to be or become higher than : overtop
: to be superior to : excel, surpass
: to gain ascendancy over : dominate
: 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
: place : locality
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