gear Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “gear” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "gear" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

gearnoun

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? I couldn't find reverse gear. The car should be in gear (= with its gears in position, allowing the vehicle to move). When you start a car you need to be in first (US also low) gear.figurative After a slow start, the leadership campaign suddenly shifted into top gear (= started to advance very quickly).

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • gear noun (CLOTHES/EQUIPMENT)

B2 [U] UK the equipment, clothes, etc. that you use to do a particular activity: fishing/camping gear Police in riot gear (= protective clothing) arrived to control the protesters.
See also
B2 informal clothes: She wears all the latest gear.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of gear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "gear" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

gearnoun

us   /ɡɪr/
  • gear noun (MACHINE PART)

(in a machine) a wheel having pointed parts around the edge that come together with similar parts of other wheels to control how much power from an engine goes to the moving parts of a machine
In a vehicle, a gear is any of several limited ranges of power that are used for different speeds: [U] Use second gear going up a steep hill.
  • gear noun (EQUIPMENT)

gearverb [always + adv/prep]

us   /ɡɪr/
to make something ready or suitable for a particular purpose: [T] Our program is geared to the needs of children.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of gear from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "gear" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

See all translations

gearnoun [U]

uk   /ɡɪər/ us  
a system or piece of equipment: A good place to connect with other consumers is Epinions.com, which posts reviews on all sorts of gadgets and gear. computer/electronic/networking gear
equipment or clothes that are used for a particular activity: The workers said they received no protective gear or warnings about the dangers of asbestos.
informal the speed at which something happens or is done: After a slow start, the leadership campaign suddenly shifted into gear. high/low/top gear
move/step up a gear UK informal
to start to do something better or faster: The price war stepped up a gear yesterday when two major chains announced they were cutting the cost of petrol.
(Definition of gear from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de gear
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“gear” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Aprende más 

Palabra del día

sunscreen

a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun

Palabra del día

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Aprende más