Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gird

3 senses of gird

Sense 1
arm, build up, fortify, gird -- (prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border")

Sense 2
girdle, gird -- (put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins")
       => surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")

Sense 3
gird, encircle -- (bind with something round or circular)
       => bind -- (make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women")

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