HyperDic: gear_up

English > 1 sense of the expression gear up:
VERBchangegear up, fix, prepare, set up, ready, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
English > gear up: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsfix, prepare, set up, ready, set
Narrowerbrace, poisePrepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
cramPrepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
cultivate, crop, workPrepare for crops
fixkill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
mountFix onto a backing, setting, or support
preconditionput into the required condition beforehand
primeinsert / insert a primer into (a gun / gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
provideTake measures in preparation for
set up, lay out, setGet ready for a particular purpose or event
socialize, socialisePrepare for social life
summerize, summerisePrepare for summer
winterize, winterisePrepare for winter
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishacondicionar, aprestarse, aprestar, disponerse, disponer, prepararse, preparar
Catalanaprestar, disposar-se, preparar-se, preparar

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