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Definition of gird verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gird

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɜːrd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gird
BrE BrE//ɡɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɜːrd//
 
he / she / it girds
BrE BrE//ɡɜːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɜːrdz//
 
past simple girded
BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrdɪd//
 
past participle girded
BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrdɪd//
 
-ing form girding
BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrdɪŋ//
 
 
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  • gird somebody/something (with something) to surround something with something; to fasten something around somebody/something
  • Word Origin Old English gyrdan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gorden and German gürten, also to girdle and girth.Idioms (literary or humorous) to get ready to do something difficult The company is girding its loins for a plunge into the overseas market. Phrasal Verbsgird for something
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