Translation of "gear" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (ENGINE PART) 引擎部件,引擎零件 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。
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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)