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Definition of gird:

  1. A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
  2. A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
  3. To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
  4. To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
  5. To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.
  6. To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.
  7. To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest.
  8. To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
  9. To strike; to smite.
  10. To surround; to encircle, or encompass.

Synonyms:

girdle, open, ramp up, girth, invest, fort, steel, work up, secure, brace, give, girt, beef up, endue, edge, arm, ring, progress, lace, band, strengthen, environ, develop, engird, dower, compass, fortify, gift, spike, engirdle, hem, fasten, deaden, bind, belt, endow, begird, cincture, beset, ready, build up, prepared, encircle, build, hedge, support, forearm.

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