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gird

[ gurd ]SEE DEFINITION OF gird
  • verbencircle; strengthen
  • verbmake fun of

Synonyms for gird

  • brace
  • band
  • belt
  • bind
  • block
  • blockade
  • bolster
  • buttress
  • circle
  • enclose
  • encompass
  • enfold
  • environ
  • fasten
  • fortify
  • girdle
  • pen
  • prepare
  • ready
  • reinforce
  • ring
  • round
  • secure
  • steel
  • support
  • surround
  • cincture
  • hem in
  • make ready
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Antonyms for gird

  • free
  • hurt
  • injure
  • let down
  • let go
  • loose
  • loosen
  • neglect
  • open
  • release
  • undermine
  • unfasten
  • untie
  • weaken
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • praise
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GIRD

Let them gird sackcloth on their loins and hide their faces.

Does it become you, sir, do you think, to gird at one who is your prisoner?

Be a soldier, then, and gird thee for the great battle that is at hand.

Come, gird up thy loins and answer like a man, if thou canst.

Gird on, as gift from the gods, this sword that is immortal.

About has a gird or two at Balzac, but evidently imitates him.

Falstaff says, "men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me."

When you are dead and gone, let him gird himself for a long pilgrimage.

The Templar rose, and he forgot not to gird on his sword as he followed the knight.

He would rest, and then gird up his loins and face life again.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gyrdan "put a belt or girdle around; encircle, surround; invest with attributes," from Proto-Germanic *gurthjanan (cf. Old Norse gyrða, Old Saxon gurdian, Old Frisian gerda, Dutch gorden, Old High German gurtan, German gürten). Related to Old English geard "hedge, enclosure" (see yard (n.1)). Related: Girded; girding.

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arm

verbequip with weapon or power
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