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.
The former Taliban prisoner is gearing up for the investigation into his disappearance and abduction in Afghanistan.
But behind the scenes, Obama's campaign is amassing lawyers and gearing up to counter dirty tactics on election day.
On paper, he certainly is, gearing up toward more state primaries and Super Tuesday next month.
Then again, Paulson is a nice checkbook to get to know in gearing up for a fierce battle this fall.
It is nothing less than the high-speed tool of civilization, gearing up the whole mechanism to more effective social service.
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.