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Synonyms for gear

Synonyms for gear

things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose

to supply what is needed for some activity or purpose

Synonyms for gear

wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed

a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc

set the level or character of

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Sycophantic corporate chieftains, a glittering website, brand new symbol of a lion made up of cog-wheels that represent the axle of manufacturing and glossy brochure highlighting how India is now a lot more welcoming to manufacturers than in the past actually set the ball rolling for another round of Modi's marketing blitz at the cost of taxpayers' money.
Uncompromising details demonstrate the passion invested in these table clocks: precision-milled, gold-plated cog-wheels and hardened stainless steel springs are a matter of course, whilst the utilization of select materials as an ambient for technology pushed to the very limit is an obligation for BUBEN&ZORWEG.
If you will have that precision out of them, and make their fingers measure degrees like cog-wheels, and their arms strike curves like compasses, you must unhumanize them.
Seeburg concludes that his team has "identified one of the little cog-wheels in the molecular machinery that brings about the loss of motor control in alcohol intoxication.