gear to

gear to (someone or something)

To design something with a focus on a particular audience or objective. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gear" and "toward." Please gear this class to beginners, so that the average person can keep up with you. I'm going to gear my new sci-fi show more to female viewers. I use a planning system that is geared to helping me achieve all my goals for the year.
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gear something to someone or something

to cause something to match something else; to create or adapt something for a specific purpose. Tim geared his speech to his audience. The newspaper geared its language to a fourth-grade reading level.
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Sam Haines, chief executive officer of Gear Motions, said in a statement of the deal: It enables Gear Motions to offer more precision applications to a wider customer base and also permits Niagara Gear to supply larger ground and cut spur helical gears to its existing customers through its new sister company, Oliver Gear.
This design enables the power distribution gear to act as a two-stage parallel shaft gear, but without high speed bearings and with a coaxial input and output shaft arrangement.
NATOPS says that if you can't get a symmetrical configuration, retract the gear to land on an even surface.
Using the landing gear to initiate descent from pattern altitude achieves the performance requirement while helping you prevent a gear-up landing.
In the Chicago incident, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that mechanics at a firm under contract to United had installed a shock absorber assembly incorrectly, allowing the nose gear to turn sideways.
The procedure goes beyond measuring the gear's outside diameter and rolling the part against a master gear to check form, he said.
Hulstein then explains, "By allowing the sun gear to float, it centers itself among the three planets and produces constant, equal load sharing.
I would compare hunting gear to defense in baseball.
The number of revolutions and direction of rotation of the driver caused by returning the fixed gear to its original position in Step 2 are then noted.
Also, you have to be able to manufacture the gear to the design, but not be cost prohibitive.