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Definition of high gear noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


high gear

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  • the highest gear in a vehicle that is used when you are driving fast
  • Idioms
    in/into high gear
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    in a state of intense activity Her career is back in high gear.
    kick/move/swing into high gear
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    to become more intense The campaign season for this year’s elections doesn’t really kick into high gear until June.

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