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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.


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

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

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bind

Narrower (hyponym)hoop

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