first gear

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Synonyms for first gear

the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle

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The publication cites problems with the first Gear not living up to hype generated ahead of its announcement and a high price ($300/[pounds sterling]190) as reasons why Samsung is looking to quickly launch another Gear.
No disrespect to my previous opponents but I've not been out of first gear with these lads.
There was nothing that we haven't heard a million times before, with well–worn riffs and familiar melodies in a set that struggled to get out of first gear.
The cars will undoubtedly be a distraction for the other road users and pedestrians alike, add to that the intention to patrol areas where the cars will struggle to pass first gear - it's so impractical.
he incident occurred when the actor put the first gear instead of reverse during his return from a nightclub, in Willebroek, Belgium.
With 10-speed transmission, the 72/84 produces 1,809,561 pounds of continuous thrust and 300,999 foot-pounds of maximum torque at 8 rpm in first gear.
The five-year-old never came out of first gear and still had 11 lengths in hand at the finish.
In race one, Shaikh Hamad burnt rubber from the get-go to maintain his lead as Al Khan struggled to overcome a technical malfunction with his first gear, resulting in a slow start.
BLUES never got out of first gear during a poor opening to last night's reserve match at Motspur Park.
West Ham failed to get out of first gear against Rovers and on another day could have lost.
We never got out of first gear and once you fall behind to an early goal you're left chasing the game and that makes you vulnerable at the back, which is what happened to us.
The batters haven't even got out of first gear and they are already cruising.
Poke a pencil through the cardboard and thread your first gear onto it.
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