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gear sth to/towards sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with gear   /ɡɪər/ us    /ɡɪr/
to design or organize something so that it is suitable for a particular purpose, situation, or group of people: Most public places are simply not geared to the needs of people with disabilities. The workshops are geared towards helping people to become more employable. These advertisements are geared towards a younger audience.
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