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English definition of “gear (sb/sth) up”

gear (sb/sth) up

verb uk phrasal verb with gear   /ɡɪər/ us    /ɡɪr/
to prepare for something that you have to do, or to prepare someone else for something: Politicians are already gearing up for the election. [+ to infinitive] I'm gearing myself up to ask him to give me my money back. I'm trying to gear myself up for tomorrow's exam.
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