Definition of gear verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gear

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɪr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gear
BrE BrE//ɡɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɪr//
 
he / she / it gears
BrE BrE//ɡɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɪrz//
 
past simple geared
BrE BrE//ɡɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɪrd//
 
past participle geared
BrE BrE//ɡɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɪrd//
 
-ing form gearing
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪrɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Middle English: of Scandinavian origin; compare with Old Norse gervi. Early senses expressed the general meaning ‘equipment or apparatus’, later ‘mechanism’: hence sense (1) (early 19th cent.). Phrasal Verbsgear something to somethinggear up
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gear