[ bih-gurd ]
/ bɪˈgɜrd /
verb (used with object), be·girt or be·gird·ed, be·gird·ing.
to gird about; encompass; surround.
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Words nearby begird
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British Dictionary definitions for begird
/ (bɪˈɡɜːd) /
verb -girds, -girding, -girt or -girded (tr) poetic
to surround; gird around
Word Origin for begird
Old English begierdan; see be-, gird 1
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