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begird

[ bih-gurd ]

verb (used with object)

, be·girt or be·gird·ed, be·gird·ing.
  1. to gird about; encompass; surround.


begird

/ bɪˈɡɜːd /

verb

  1. to surround; gird around
  2. to bind


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Word History and Origins

Origin of begird1

before 900; Middle English begirden, Old English begierdan. See be-, gird 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of begird1

Old English begierdan ; see be- , gird 1
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Example Sentences

I honestly believe that his performance would beat down the frigid steel ramparts that begird the English "lady."

E'er shall avail her neck to begird with yesterday's ribband.

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