regear

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ gear

Verb[edit]

regear (third-person singular simple present regears, present participle regearing, simple past and past participle regeared)

  1. (transitive) To gear again or anew.
    • 1951, Kiplinger's Personal Finance (volume 5, number 2, February 1951, page 35)
      You and your top people may be able to regear your plant to defense production without outside assistance if you have time and the necessary personnel.
    • 2005, John Brookshire Thompson, Books In The Digital Age (page 161)
      The decision to stop publishing scholarly monographs and to regear the organization to the task of commissioning and publishing textbooks required AC1 to adopt a long-term view.