engirdle
transitive verb Date: 1596 girdle 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Engirdle — En*gir dle, v. t. To surround as with a girdle; to girdle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engirdle — /en gerr dl/, v.t., engirdled, engirdling. to engird. [1595 1605; EN 1 + GIRDLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • engirdle — verb To encircle as if with a girdle. Syn: engird …   Wiktionary

  • engirdle — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To encircle with or as if with a band: band1, begird, belt, cincture, compass, encompass, gird, girdle, girt, ring1. Archaic: engird. See EDGE …   English dictionary for students

  • engirdle — v. put on a belt, encircle (i.e. with a strap); surround …   English contemporary dictionary

  • engirdle — (also engird) verb literary encircle; surround …   English new terms dictionary

  • engirdle — en·girdle …   English syllables

  • engirdle — en•gir•dle [[t]ɛnˈgɜr dl[/t]] v. t. dled, dling to engird • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • engirdle — /ɛnˈgɜdəl/ (say en gerduhl), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) (engirdled, engirdling) → engird …   Australian English dictionary

  • engirdle — v.tr. engird …   Useful english dictionary

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