English verb: gear up
|1.||gear up (change) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc|
|Samples||Get the children ready for school!.|
Prepare for war.
I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill.
|Synonyms||fix, prepare, ready, set, set up|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
|Broader (hypernym)||alter, change, modify|
|Narrower (hyponym)||brace, cram, crop, cultivate, fix, lay out, mount, poise, precondition, prime, provide, set, set up, socialise, socialize, summerise, summerize, winterise, winterize, work|