Gird Gird, v. i. To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms. [1913 Webster]

Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gird — (g[ e]rd), n. [See {Yard} a measure.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang. [1913 Webster] Conscience . . . is freed from many fearful girds and twinges which the atheist feels. Tillotson. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • gird — ► VERB (past and past part. girded or girt) literary 1) encircle or secure with a belt or band. 2) (often in phrase gird one s loins) prepare and strengthen oneself for what is to come. ORIGIN Old English, related to GIRDLE(Cf. ↑girdle) and …   English terms dictionary

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