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girds

noun
plural of gird

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(Entry 1 of 2)

an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
  • in her farewell speech, the departing governor got in some retaliatory girds at the media

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girds

verb
present tense third-person singular of gird

Synonyms & Antonyms of girds (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to encircle or bind with or as if with a belt
  • for the celebration of the heroes' return, well-wishers girded hundreds of trees with yellow ribbons
  • she girded her waist with a delicate sash

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2 to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity
  • the Spartan warrior girded himself for battle with sword and shield

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3 to form a circle around
  • a tall hedge girds the exclusive estate and shields it from prying eyes

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“Girds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/girds. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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