gird

I.
/gɜd / (say gerd)

verb (t) (girt or girded, girding)
1. Also, gird up. to encircle with a belt or girdle.
2. to surround; hem in.
phrase
3. gird oneself (up) for, to prepare oneself mentally for
4. gird one's loins, to make ready or prepare oneself for action of some kind. {Phrase Origin: ? from the action in past times of fastening the end of a long robe into a girdle or belt so as to be able to run}
{Middle English girde(n), Old English gyrdan}
II.
/gɜd / (say gerd)

verb (t)
1. Obsolete to gibe or jeer at; taunt.
noun
2. Obsolete a gibe.
phrase
3. gird at, to gibe or jeer at.
{Middle English; origin obscure}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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