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girdlegir‧dle1 /ˈɡɜːdl $ ˈɡɜːr-/ noun [countable]  DCCa piece of women’s underwear which fits tightly around her stomach, bottom, and hips and makes her look thinner
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girdleThe fashionable and becoming gown and girdle were her only concessions to style and conformity.The slight indecency of nakedness, emphasized by her stockings, four times suspended to an elastic girdle, bothered her.Avoid wearing tight panty girdles or below-the-knee stockings, Mohler also advised.He was holding a lady's girdle and he swivelled it like moving hips.Some see in it the girdle ot hymen and the promise of the immaculate conception of a Messiah.For its part, Pan Am must have viewed the girdle as a kind of modern-day chastity belt.He was able to fight off the others and get away with the girdle.
girdlegirdle2 verb [transitive] literary  to surround something the formal garden that girdled the house→ See Verb table
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girdleHe glanced briefly about him before continuing along the scattered fringe of trees that girdled it.Spiderglass could not die: a chain of spiderglass hubs girdled the orbit of Earth.
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Verb table
Simple Form
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it, theygirdled
Present perfect
theyhave girdled
ithas girdled
Past perfect
it, theyhad girdled
it, theywill girdle
Future perfect
it, theywill have girdled
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