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high gear

n.
1. The gear configuration of a transmission that produces the greatest vehicular speed relative to engine speed.
2. Informal A state of maximum activity, energy, or force: Her mind was in high gear during the debate competition.
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Noun1.high gear - a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
gear mechanism, gear - a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
overdrive - a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power