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English verb: gird

1. gird (competition) prepare oneself for a military confrontation


SamplesThe U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East.
Troops are building up on the Iraqi border.


Synonymsarm, build up, fortify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)forearm, re-arm, rearm


Antonymsdisarm, demilitarise, demilitarize

2. gird (contact) put a girdle on or around


SamplesGird your loins.


Synonymsgirdle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)border, environ, ring, skirt, surround

3. gird (contact) bind with something round or circular


Synonymsencircle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bind


Narrower (hyponym)hoop









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