Learn English Irregular Verbs - Gird

gird /ɡəːd/

  • 1 to prepare yourself to fight or to do something difficult (usually + for):

    Both sides are girding themselves for battle.
    The students girded themselves for action.
    Friends in the industry tell him he had better gird himself for change, since Borland is on the verge of becoming a very different company.

  • 2 Encircle (a person or part of the body) with a belt or band:

    A golden belt girded his waist.

Past simple

  • girded

  • girt

Past participle

  • girded

  • girt

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