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gear

noun (ENGINE PART)
引擎部件,引擎零件
 
 
/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
檔,排檔;傳動裝置
Does your car have four or five 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。
The engine and engine partsEngines and motors
change gear UK ( US also shift gear) to change the position of the gears to make a vehicle go faster or more slowly
換檔
Driving and operating road vehicles
(Definition of gear noun (ENGINE PART) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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