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gear

2 verb
     
gear2 [transitive]

be geared to somebody/something

to be organized in a way that is suitable for a particular purpose or situation:
The typical career pattern was geared to men whose wives didn't work.
be geared to do something
The course curriculum is geared to span three years.

gear up

phrasal verb
to prepare for something
gear up 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.

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