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“gear (sb/sth) up” in English

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“gear (sb/sth) up” in Business English

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gear (sb/sth) up

phrasal verb with gear uk /ɡɪər/ us verb

to prepare yourself or someone else for something:

Politicians are already gearing up for the election.
Local health unions are gearing themselves up for a battle amid fears of job losses among the 250 staff.

(Definition of “gear (sb/sth) up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)