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gird

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgirdgird /ɡɜːd $ ɡɜːrd/ verb (past tense and past participle girded or girt /ɡɜːt $ ɡɜːrt/) 🔊 🔊 1 gird (up) your loins2 [intransitive, transitive] if you gird for something, or gird yourself for something, especially something difficult, you prepare for itgird (yourself) for something 🔊 By midsummer both police and protesters were girding for confrontation.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
girdA full frontal approach was certain to come, and Carla did her best to be girded against such a confrontation.By midsummer, both sides were girding for action.Nevertheless, the government is girding for possible trouble.I girded myself for the next day.We're just unwinding before girding our loins for London.The Romans enclosed the town with walls that still gird the Old City.The first people to leave went off hastily, while others lingered, girding themselves for the streets.gird (yourself) for somethingBoth the defenders and opponents of the Constitution girded for a tough fight.By midsummer, both sides were girding for action.Nevertheless, the government is girding for possible trouble.Offensive line is the area of greatest concern as the 49ers gird for the second half of the season.
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Verb table
gird
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygird
he, she, itgirds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygirdedgirt
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave girded
he, she, ithas girded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad girded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gird
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have girded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam girding
he, she, itis girding
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you, we, theyare girding
Past
I, he, she, itwas girding
you, we, theywere girding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been girding
he, she, ithas been girding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been girding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be girding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been girding
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