Translation of "gear" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (ENGINE PART) 发动机部件 uk us /ɡɪər/ US  /ɡɪr/

[ 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 four or five gears? 你的车是4挡的还是5挡的?
I couldn't find reverse gear. 我找不着倒挡了。
The car should be in gear (= with its gears in position, allowing the vehicle to move). 车挡应该挂着。
When you start a car you need to be in first/US also low gear. 汽车启动时应该挂第一挡。
figurative After a slow start, the leadership campaign suddenly shifted into top gear (= started to advance very quickly). 争夺领导权的竞选活动启动缓慢,但是后来却突然开足了马力紧锣密鼓地进行起来。
change gear UK (US also shift gear)

to change the position of the gears to make a vehicle go faster or more slowly


(Translation of “gear noun (ENGINE PART)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)