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gear someone or something up (for someone or something)

to prepare someone or something for someone or something. We have to gear up the workers for the arrival of the new manager. We geared ourselves up for Frank, who was coming to lecture to us.
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gear up

v.
1. To get ready for something, especially an upcoming action or event; prepare for something: The investors geared up for the merger of the two companies.
2. To get something ready for an upcoming action or event: The company is gearing up its marketing team for the release of the new film. We geared the truck up for the journey.
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This Sunday marks 15 years since GEAR UP was created by Congressman Fattah and signed into law by President Clinton.
Recently, the New America Foundation called GEAR UP the most promising college readiness program and appealed to Congress to triple its federal funding.
Philadelphia and other communities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have received $57 million to provide GEAR UP programming since 1999.
GEAR UP concentrates on an entire cohort of students starting in sixth or seventh grade in qualifying schools, following those classes of students through high school graduation.
Made of "much heavier gauge wire than we've used before," the Garage Gear Ups are coated with a granite-look finish, Mayer said.
Improving educational opportunities through technology -- highlighted by innovative public/private approaches, like the GEAR UP model -- remains our number one funding priority.
GEAR UP partnerships typically consist of collaborations between public schools or districts, universities, community colleges, community and parent groups and businesses.
Since President Clinton signed GEAR UP into law in 1998, Fattah has been a tireless advocate for the program and a guardian of its funding through the Congressional Appropriations process.
In addition to GEAR UP, Congressman Fattah has introduced 'The Student Bill of Rights,' H.
The company's Me Too line features three SKUs for the bathroom and its Gear Ups line features wire-coated products that hold sports equipment.