Translation of "gear" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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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

檔,排檔;傳動裝置
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。

More examples

  • Push the clutch in, put the car into gear, rev the engine and then gently let the clutch out.
  • To go backwards, you must put the car into reverse gear.
  • The car's gears aren't meshing properly.
  • In cars that are automatics, you don't have to bother with shifting gears.
  • It's no good - these gears are shot.

gear noun (CLOTHES/EQUIPMENT)

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

(從事某活動的)裝備,用具,衣服
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

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

More examples

  • Police in riot gear were called in to quell the unrest.
  • Everyone else was in jeans and casual gear and I had my office clothes on - I stuck out like a sore thumb.
  • We got ourselves togged up in walking gear for the hike.
  • A shop selling bondage gear has opened on the high street.
  • Police in riot gear lined up at the end of the street.

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