Activists are gearing up for another summer of social protests focusing on economic inequality.
But now opponents are gearing up, focusing heavily on a key provision: companies sharing information with the government.
There will be no David Plouffe and no David Axelrod gearing up for the next campaign.
Conservative activists are gearing up to shut down Mitt Romney's candidacy before it can gain too much steam.
Forester says that Gardner would have already been gearing up for a night on the town, not looking at fish.
After some consideration of the gearing question, it was decided to employ belts instead of the friction-pulleys.
Much of the efficiency of the motor is due to the form and gearing of the propeller.
The gearing is attached to the axle and countershaft which extend across the engine.
With motor vehicles, the excess power is provided for by gearing.
This brings the gearing nearer the traction wheels and reduces its weight and complication.
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.