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begird

[bih-gurd] /bɪˈgɜrd/
verb (used with object), begirt or begirded, begirding.
1.
to gird about; encompass; surround.
Origin of begird
900
before 900; Middle English begirden, Old English begierdan. See be-, gird1
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  • E'er shall avail her neck to begird with yesterday's ribband.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Caius Valerius Catullus
  • I honestly believe that his performance would beat down the frigid steel ramparts that begird the English "lady."

    Nights in London

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British Dictionary definitions for begird

begird

/bɪˈɡɜːd/
verb (transitive) (poetic) -girds, -girding, -girt, -girded
1.
to surround; gird around
2.
to bind
Word Origin
Old English begierdan; see be-, gird1
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Word Origin and History for begird
v.

Old English begyrdan; see be- + gird (v.).

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