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gear (sb/sth) up

phrasal verb with gear
 
 
/ɡɪər/ verb
to prepare yourself or someone else for something: Politicians are already gearing up for the election. Local health unions are gearing themselves up for a battle amid fears of job losses among the 250 staff.
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