gear down


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gear down

vb
(tr, adverb) to adapt to a new situation by decreasing output, intensity of operations, etc
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w>gear down

vi (driver)herunterschalten, in einen niedrigeren Gang schalten
vt sep engineniedertouriger auslegen or machen; (fig)drosseln
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Alternate extension in some aircraft is a commitment in one direction (to land gear down), so your procedure must rule out the possibility that you change your mind to land gear up.
A decision was taken for a ground crew to lever the nose landing gear down manually.
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But Manchester found an extra gear down the stretch to pull clear of Keenan's side and cement their position at the top of the NSL table.
The plane was seen coming in without its landing gear down.
I immediately felt a sense of relief, and after a lengthy discussion we elected to keep the landing gear down and return to Whidbey Island.
The step up to a mile and six on Town Moor seems absolutely made to measure - she should really be able to hit top gear down the long run for home.
A source at the airport said that a plane may have "belly" landed, which means an aircraft touched down without its landing gear down. However, there has been no formal confirmation as to the nature of the incident.
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"In days like this it is typical of bureaucracy to gear down in fear of corruption allegations," said a senior procurement official.
Get your backsides into gear down there and give me a bell.
Footage posted online showed a plane landing apparently without its rear landing gear down and leaving a trail of flame along the runway.