One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Adapt something to make it suitable for (someone or something)‘our trips are geared for clubbers and hen and stag parties’‘they gear workouts to your specific needs’
- ‘They could gear their production to produce vast amounts of whatever the mass market wanted.’
- ‘School holidays are geared to there being one available parent, and the assumption is that will be the woman.’
- ‘My personal efforts are geared towards not intentionally harming people, as I would prefer if people would not intentionally harm me.’
- ‘They have an acute sense of anticipating and knowing members' needs, adapting to new technology and gearing their products to changing consumer desires.’
- ‘The latest updates are geared towards adapting to security threats.’
- ‘A lot of our training this year has been geared towards that.’
- ‘Giving strategic direction to an organization is not simply a case of analysing the needs of consumers and gearing its resources to earn good short-term profits from meeting these needs.’
- ‘At the same time, they have geared their alternative policy to be friendly towards private industry as well as rural conservation.’
- ‘‘Every parent wants the best for their child, and our schools are geared to providing that service,’ David concluded.’
- ‘You know, I'm gearing my training towards just becoming better with everyone.’
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