ungear

transitive verb un·gear \ "+ \

Definition of ungear

1 archaic : to remove the harness from (a draft animal) : unhitch
  • ungeared the mules, and crawled under the wagon for shade
  • —J. H. Beadle
2 : to disconnect by or as if by throwing out of gear
  • ungear the pinion of a machine
  • jangle your nerves … ungear you for the life you might have selected
  • —Isaiah Glenn

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Origin and Etymology of ungear

2un- + gear


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