Gird - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡɜːrd|  American pronunciation of the word gird
Brit.  |ɡɜːd|  British pronunciation of the word gird

verb

- prepare oneself for a military confrontation(syn: arm, fortify)

The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East

- put a girdle on or around(syn: girdle)

gird your loins

- bind with something round or circular (syn: encircle)

Examples

...in her farewell speech, the departing governor got in some retaliatory girds at the media...

He was already girding himself for his life's work.

They girt her sons with the weapons of war.

A river girds the city west and south.

The house was girt round with blackness as a solid wall.

The whole place is secretly girt in with a military force.

By midsummer both police and protesters were girding for confrontation.

The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: gird
he/she/it: girds
present participle: girding
past tense: girt or girded
past participle: girt or girded
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