HyperDic: gird

English > 3 senses of the word gird:
VERBcompetitiongird, arm, build up, fortifyprepare oneself for a military confrontation
contactgird, girdleput a girdle on or around
contactgird, encirclebind with something round or circular
gird > pronunciation
Soundsger'd
RhymesAbelard ... word / Word: 269 rhymes with erd...
English > gird: 3 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningPrepare oneself for a military confrontation.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"
Synonymsarm, build up, fortify
NarrowerforearmArm in advance of a confrontation
rearm, re-armArm anew
Oppositedisarm, demilitarize, demilitariseRemove offensive capability from
Spanisharmarse, armar
Catalanarmar-se, fortificar
English > gird: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningPut a girdle on or around.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"gird your loins"
Synonymgirdle
Broadersurround, environ, ring, skirt, borderExtend on all sides of simultaneously
Spanishceñir
English > gird: 3 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningBind with something round or circular.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymencircle
NarrowerhoopBind or fasten with a hoop
Broaderbindmake fast
Spanishcercar, circundar, rodear
Catalancircumdar, encerclar, envoltar

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