first gear

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Noun1.first gear - the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehiclefirst gear - the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
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)
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D With Two Switches Gears, First Gear Weak Lights, Second Gear Strong Lights.
A source said: "The BBC never got out of first gear, and they paid the price for it.
If one pulls away in first gear the majority of drivers keep their hand on the gear shift lever till, sometimes they attain top gear.
First Gear Project will build a community, encourage new innovations and foster projects as the open marketplace of motorsports ideas meets with the support of the public, friends, family, and sponsors to turn dreams into realties.
First Gear criticised The Gear 2, available worldwide from April, has a 1.
FORTY-FIVE of Wales' next generation of entrepreneurs, including 13 from North Wales, will begin putting their business ideas into first gear in the inaugural Big Ideas Wales Bootcamp next week.
The home favourite was way out of his depth against the third seed, who never had to get out of first gear as he continued his comeback from the back operation which curtailed his 2013 season.
Samsung will announce a second Galaxy Gear smartwatch at a major technology trade show in early 2014, it has been revealed, just months after the first Gear is due to go on sale.
There was nothing that we haven't heard a million times before, with well–worn riffs and familiar melodies in a set that struggled to get out of first gear.
The cars will undoubtedly be a distraction for the other road users and pedestrians alike, add to that the intention to patrol areas where the cars will struggle to pass first gear - it's so impractical.
PSG were never out of first gear and still strolled to a 2-0 success in Zagreb, and this looks an ideal opportunity for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and pals to bounce back from Saturday's loss to St Etienne.

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