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low gear

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Motor vehicles
low gearˌlow ˈgear noun [countable, uncountable]  TTCone of a vehicle’s gears that you use when you are driving at a slow speed
Examples from the Corpus
low gearHe never left a low gear yet when I glanced over my shoulder he was miles clear.Glover stayed in low gear for the crawl into town.Just put it in a really low gear and floor it.Time passed in very low gear.
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