gear (sb/sth) up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “gear (sb/sth) up” in the English Dictionary

"gear (sb/sth) up" in British English

See all translations

gear (sb/sth) up

phrasal verb with gear uk   /ɡɪər/  us   /ɡɪr/ verb
(Definition of gear (sb/sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gear (sb/sth) up" in Business English

See all translations

gear (sb/sth) up

phrasal verb with gear uk   us   /ɡɪər/ verb
to prepare yourself or someone else for something: Politicians are already ​gearing up for the ​election. Local ​healthunions are ​gearing themselves up for a ​battle amid fears of ​joblosses among the 250 ​staff.
(Definition of gear (sb/sth) up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of gear (sb/sth) up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More