Exactly how many game losses did Mike Yikealo have to watch to gear up for wiping out 10 TVs in under eight seconds?
Now as Million Dollar Arm begins to gear up for its third season this fall, the team in charge is looking to make a few changes.
As we gear up for another rebirth with the launch of Hannibal, what explains the obsession with the villain?
To gear up for the 2011 Tony Awards, Marlow Stern breaks down the shows heating up Theater Row.
Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep are making the rounds (and making out) to gear up for the Oscars.
He's had time enough to gear up in proper style, while you were so eloquent along the stairs.
Found a place about a mile away, but we were so done up that it took until 11.30 to get gear up.
You gear up ole Jule to the buggy and git down a comforter for me.
c.1200, "fighting equipment," probably from Old Norse gervi "apparel," related to gerr "ready," and gerva "make ready," from Proto-Germanic *garwin- (cf. Old English gearwe "clothing, equipment, ornament;" Old High German garawi "clothing, dress," garawen "to make ready;" German gerben "to tan"). Meaning "toothed wheel in machinery" first attested 1520s. Slang for "male sex organs" from 1670s. British adjective slang sense of "stylish, excellent" first recorded 1951, from earlier that's the gear, expression of approval, 1925.
c.1200, "to equip oneself for fighting; dress," probably from gear (n.). Related: Geared; gearing.
A wheel with teeth around its rim that mesh with the teeth of another wheel to transmit motion. Gears are used to transmit power (as in a car transmission) or change the direction of motion in a mechanism (as in a differential axle). Fixed ratios of speed in various parts of a machine is often established by the arrangement of gears.
To prepare; equip oneself: seem ready to gear up realistically for the very tough political fight ahead/ Geriatric Gearing Up
[1890+; fr gear up, ''to put the harness on a horse,'' found by 1886]