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Definition of gird verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



gird something (with something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gird
he / she / it girds
past simple girded
-ing form girding
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  • to surround something with something; to fasten something around someone or something
  • Idioms
    gird (up) your loins (literary or humorous)
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    to get ready to do something difficult The company is girding its loins for a plunge into the overseas market.
    Phrasal Verbsgird (yourself/somebody/something) (up) for something
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gird

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