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See definition of in gear on Dictionary.com
  • as inon duty
  • as inworking

synonyms for in gear

  • at work
  • busy
  • clocked in
  • clocked in punched in
  • engaged
  • in a job
  • laboring
  • obliged
  • on the job
  • punched in
  • working
  • alive
  • busy
  • employed
  • engaged
  • functioning
  • running
  • dynamic
  • going
  • laboring
  • live
  • moving
  • operative
  • effective
  • hot
  • in a job
  • in force
  • in full swing
  • in process
  • on fire
  • on the job
  • on track
  • practical
  • useful
  • viable
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How to use in gear in a sentence

The controlling leaders being out of gear the machine did not run smoothly: there was nothing but friction and tension.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But the novel disappeared under the clothes with amazing celerity as the voice of her sister-in-law demanded admission.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Her sister-in-law pointed out to her that old Mr. Warrender had been very attentive lately.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He was a new breed, that parson, a genuwine no-two-alike, come-one-in-a-box kind.
ALEC LLOYD, COWPUNCHERELEANOR GATES
They were taken to the quarters of the general-in-chief in command, and it was he himself who signed their condemnation.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
As commander-in-chief, Bonaparte, for the time being, held the whip hand and could show his dislike by severe reprimands.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO IN GEAR

  • at work
  • busy
  • clocked in
  • clocked in punched in
  • engaged
  • in a job
  • in gear
  • laboring
  • obliged
  • on the job
  • punched in
  • working
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.