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Definition 1: prepare oneself for a military confrontation - [verb of competition]

Samples where gird or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
  • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

Synonyms for gird in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of gird ) arm anew

"After the war, the defeated country was not allowed to rearm"

(... is a kind of gird ) arm in advance of a confrontation

Definition 2: bind with something round or circular - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for gird in the sense of this definition

(gird is a kind of ...) make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope

"The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

(... is a kind of gird ) bind or fasten with a hoop

"hoop vats"

Definition 3: put a girdle on or around - [verb of contact]

Samples where gird or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gird your loins

Synonyms for gird in the sense of this definition

(gird is a kind of ...) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

"The forest surrounds my property"

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