regear

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re- +‎ gear

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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.
  2. (intransitive) To prepare again or change one's preparations.
    • 17 June 2018, Barney Ronay, The Guardian, Mexico’s Hirving Lozano stuns world champions Germany for brilliant win:
      Germany regeared for the second half: same shape, more control. Mexico had lost some of their vim. And before long the game had turned on its head, with Germany able to keep the ball now, Kroos hitting his range, and Mexico less adept at seizing possession, unable to spring forward with such gusto.

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