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Verb
Surround; encircle
“In the eastern section were three broad stone pillars supporting the balcony above, which girded the guest rooms on the second floor.”
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To bind with a flexible rope or cord
“One was prepared to leave, and had only to gird his sword about his waist, when the other spoke suddenly.”
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To encircle with, or as if with a belt
“The other knights urged Galahad to gird on his sword.”
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Make fun of
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To prepare oneself for an action
“They are girding themselves for battle against a new enemy.”
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To provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity
“The Spartan warrior girded himself for battle with sword and shield.”
Noun
Plural for a cutting or critical remark
“In her farewell speech, the departing governor got in some retaliatory girds at the media.”
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