English version

gear up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgear up phrasal verbto prepare for something for The organization is gearing up for a convention in May.gear up/be geared up to do something Fast food restaurants are geared up to serve thousands of people daily. gear→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
gear upThe company will shortly be gearing up for a major expansion.Retailers are already gearing up to meet the Christmas rush.gear forWhile obviously busy and gearing up for a big night, the servers here were ever mindful of their dining patrons.The National Education Association is gearing up for its four-day convention in Boston.Meanwhile, we were gearing up for my first theatrical performance in New York.Now that he is gearing up for November, part of his strategy involves blurring the Contract to suit his purposes.Meanwhile, the Perot organization is gearing up for petition drives in other states starting Feb. 1.While gearing up for the event, Tamagni is faithfully skating around Miramar Reservoir.The declining support is causing consternation in the ruling party, which is gearing up for the presidential election later this year.
From Longman Business Dictionarygear up phrasal verb [intransitive]COMMERCE to prepare for something that is about to happen, usually something exciting or difficultThe Postal Service is gearing up to absorb some of the United Parcels Service business if there’s a strike. forThe finance house has been gearing up for a major push into investment banking. gear→ See Verb table
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Verb table
gear
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygear
he, she, itgears
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygeared
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave geared
he, she, ithas geared
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad geared
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gear
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have geared
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gearing
he, she, itis gearing
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you, we, theyare gearing
Past
I, he, she, itwas gearing
you, we, theywere gearing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gearing
he, she, ithas been gearing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gearing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gearing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gearing
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