throw out of gear


throw out of gear
{v. phr.} 1. To separate the gears of (a car or some other machine) when you want to stop it. * /When John wanted to stop, he threw the car out of gear and braked sharply./ 2. To stop or bother (what someone is doing or planning); confuse; upset. * /The whole country was thrown out of gear by the assassination of the President./ * /My mother's illness threw my plans for the summer out of gear./

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  • throw out of gear — press the clutch; confuse, bewilder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To throw out of gear — Gear Gear (g[=e]r), n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing, adornment, armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG. garaw[=i], garw[=i] ornament, dress. See {Yare}, and cf. {Garb} dress.] 1. Clothing; garments; ornaments. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • throw-out — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: throw out 1. : an act or instance of throwing out 2. : one that is rejected or discarded the attack on the government was led by envious throw outs George Orwell the throw outs of ten generations, hou …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw something out of gear — put/throw/something out of gear phrase to stop something from working as it should Can you sort this thing out? It’s putting my system right out of gear. Thesaurus: to make a machine or piece of machinery stop workinghyponym Main entry: gear …   Useful english dictionary