Translation of "gear" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɡɪər/ us /ɡɪr/

gear noun (ENGINE PART)

B2 [ C or U ] a device, often consisting of connecting sets of wheels with teeth (= points) around the edge, that controls how much power from an engine goes to the moving parts of a machine

Does your car have five or six gears? 你的車是四檔的還是五檔的?
I couldn't find reverse gear. 我找不著倒檔了。
The car should be in gear (= with its gears in position, allowing the vehicle to move). 車檔應該掛著。
When you start a car you need to be in first (US also low) gear. 汽車啓動時應該使用一檔。
figurative After a slow start, the leadership campaign suddenly shifted into top gear (= started to advance very quickly). 爭奪領導權的競選活動啓動緩慢,但是後來卻突然開足了馬力密鑼緊鼓地進行起來。

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B2 [ U ] UK the equipment, clothes, etc. that you use to do a particular activity

fishing/camping gear 釣魚/露營用具
Police in riot gear (= protective clothing) arrived to control the protesters. 身著防暴衣的員警趕來制服抗議者。
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B2 informal clothes

She wears all the latest gear. 她穿的衣服都是最新潮的。

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(Translation of “gear” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)