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 for gird
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gird \Gird\, v. i.
     To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe
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           Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gird \Gird\ (g[~e]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girtor Girded; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Girding.] [OE. girden, gurden, AS. gyrdan;
     akin to OS. gurdian, D. gorden, OHG. gurten, G. g["u]rten,
     Icel. gyr[eth]a, Sw. gjorda, Dan. giorde, Goth. biga['i]rdan
     to begird, and prob. to E. yard an inclosure. Cf. Girth, n.
     & v., Girt, v. t.]
     1. To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
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     2. To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle,
        bandage, etc.
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     3. To surround; to encircle, or encompass.
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              That Nyseian isle,
              Girt with the River Triton.           --Milton.
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     4. To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
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              I girded thee about with fine linen.  --Ezek. xvi.
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              The Son . . . appeared
              Girt with omnipotence.                --Milton.
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     5. To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's
        self for a contest.
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              Thou hast girded me with strength.    --Ps. xviii.
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     To gird on, to put on; to fasten around or to one securely,
        like a girdle; as, to gird on armor or a sword.
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              Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast
              himself as he that putteth it off.    --1 Kings xx.
     To gird up, to bind tightly with a girdle; to support and
        strengthen, as with a girdle.
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              He girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab. --1
                                                    Kings xviii.
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              Gird up the loins of your mind.       --1 Pet. i.
     Girt up; prepared or equipped, as for a journey or for
        work, in allusion to the ancient custom of gathering the
        long flowing garments into the girdle and tightening it
        before any exertion; hence, adjectively, eagerly or
        constantly active; strenuous; striving. "A severer, more
        girt-up way of living." --J. C. Shairp.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gird \Gird\ (g[~e]rd), n. [See Yard a measure.]
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     1. A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a
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              Conscience . . . is freed from many fearful girds
              and twinges which the atheist feels.  --Tillotson.
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     2. A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
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              I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gird \Gird\, v. t. [See Gird, n., and cf. Girde, v.]
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     1. To strike; to smite. [Obs.]
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              To slay him and to girden off his head. --Chaucer.
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     2. To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
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              Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: 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" [syn: arm, build up,
           fortify, gird] [ant: demilitarise, demilitarize,
      2: put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins" [syn: girdle,
      3: bind with something round or circular [syn: gird,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "gird":
     band, bandage, beef up, begird, belt, belt in, bend, beset, bind,
     bind up, bolster, brace, brace up, bundle, buttress, case harden,
     chain, cinch, cincture, circle, confirm, dispose, do up,
     encincture, encircle, encompass, engird, ensphere, fleer, flout,
     forearm, fortify, gibe, girdle, girt, girth, harden, hem,
     invigorate, jeer, jest, lace, lash, leash, loop, nerve, prepare,
     prop, ready, refresh, reinforce, reinvigorate, restrengthen, ring,
     rope, round, shore up, sneer, splice, steel, stiffen, strap,
     strengthen, support, sustain, swaddle, swathe, temper, tie, tie up,
     toughen, truss, twine around, undergird, whet the knife, wire,
     wrap, wrap up, wreathe, wreathe around, zone

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