gear
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gear(
gihr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mechanics)
a. el engranaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Edmond has launched a new collection of wrist watches with visible gears.Edmond ha lanzado una nueva colección de relojes de pulsera con engranajes a la vista.
b. el mecanismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We keep the gears well oiled to keep the machine running smoothly.Mantenemos el mecanismo bien engrasado para mantener la máquina funcionando sin problemas.
2. (equipment)
a. el equipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Where is your gear? - In the laboratory.¿Dónde está tu equipo? - En el laboratorio.
b. las herramientas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The mechanic stored all his gear in the back room of the repair shop.El mecánico almacenaba todas sus herramientas en la trastienda del taller.
c. el aparejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Paul and his son put their gear in the pickup and headed for the creek to do some fishing.Paul y su hijo pusieron el aparejo en la camioneta y se dirigieron al arroyo para pescar un poco.
d. el equipamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I get all my cycling gear online.Compro todo mi equipamiento de ciclismo en línea.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(belongings)
a. las cosas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need you to take your gear out of this room.Necesito que saques tus cosas de esta habitación.
b. los bártulos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can take your gear and leave this house right now.Puedes tomar tus bártulos e irte de esta casa ahora mismo.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(clothing)
a. la ropa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Laura only goes to the gym because she likes wearing all the gear.Laura solo va al gimnasio porque le gusta vestir toda la ropa.
5. (automobile)
a. la marcha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The gears in this model are a little stiff.Las marchas en este modelo son algo rígidas.
b. la velocidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
John, shift down a gear when you take the next curve.John, reduce la velocidad cuando tomes la próxima curva.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to adapt)
a. orientar
Companies should gear their business model to a more efficient and productive one.Las empresas deberían orientar su modelo de negocio a uno más eficiente y productivo.
b. estar dirigido
The products from this startup are geared towards young people.Los productos de esta startup están dirigidos a gente joven.
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gear
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (on car, bicycle; speed)
a. la marcha f, velocidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (mechanism)
a. el engranaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to put somebody's plans out of geardesomebodyaratar los planes de alguien
first/second gearprimera f/segunda (marcha or velocidad)
4. (aut)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
shiftpalanca de cambios
5. (colloquial)
a. el equipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(equipment)
6. (in kitchen)
a. el aparatos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
7. (belongings)
a. el bártulos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
8. (colloquial)
a. la ropa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(clothes)
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gear [ɡɪəʳ]
noun
1 (Aut) marcha (f); velocidad (f)
first/second gear primera (f)/segunda (f) (velocidad); top or high gear (US) (fifth) quinta velocidad; superdirecta (f); (fourth) cuarta velocidad; directa (f)
to change gear (Britain) cambiar de marcha
the election campaign moved into high gear this week la campaña electoral se intensificó esta semana
in gear embragado
to put a car in gear meter una marcha; he left the car in gear dejó el coche con una marcha metida
he helped her get her life back into gear after the divorce la ayudó a poner su vida de nuevo en marcha tras el divorcio
to get one's brain into gear hacer trabajar el cerebro
out of gear desembragado
that threw all his plans out of gear eso le desbarató todos los planes
to shift gear (US) cambiar de marcha
to get one's arse or ass in gear (US) mover el culo (informal)
Get your ass in gear and do it! If we can't make the sort of stuff we're interested in, we'll get our arses in gear and make it ourselves
2 (equipment) equipo (m); (tools) herramientas (f); (for fishing) aparejo (m); (belongings) cosas (f); bártulos (m); (clothing) ropa (f)
3 (Mec) engranaje (m); (machinery) mecanismo (m); aparato (m)
transitive verb
(adapt)
the book is geared to adult students el libro está dirigido a estudiantes adultos
we both geared our lives to the children los dos orientamos nuestras vidas hacia los niños; the factory was not geared to cope with an increase in production la fábrica no estaba preparada para hacer frente a un aumento de la producción; the service is geared to meet the needs of the disabled el servicio está pensado para satisfacer las necesidades de los minusválidos
modifier
gear change (n) (act) cambio (m) de marcha; (US) (control)
gear lever See culture box in entry gear.
gear lever gear stick (n) palanca (f) de cambios
gear ratio (n) [of cycle] proporción (f) entre plato y piñón
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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