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girt 1

v. girt·ed, girt·ing, girts
1. To gird.
2. To secure with a girth.
3. To measure the girth of.
To measure in girth.

[Variant of gird.]

girt 2

A past tense and a past participle of gird1.


a past tense and past participle of gird1
(Nautical Terms) nautical moored securely to prevent swinging


1. (tr) to bind or encircle; gird
2. to measure the girth of (something)



v.t. girded or girt, gird•ing.
1. to encircle or bind with a belt or band.
2. to surround; enclose; hem in.
3. to prepare (oneself) for action; brace.
4. to equip or invest, as with power or strength.
gird (up) one's loins, to prepare oneself for something requiring strength or endurance.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English gyrdan, c. Old Saxon gurdian, Old High German gurten, Old Norse gyrtha]
gird′ing•ly, adv.


1. to gibe; jeer (usu. fol. by at).
2. to gibe or jeer at; taunt.
3. a gibe.
[1175-1225;Middle English gyrd a stroke, blow, hence a cutting remark, derivative of girden to strike, of obscure orig.]


Past participle: girted
Gerund: girting

I girt
you girt
he/she/it girts
we girt
you girt
they girt
I girted
you girted
he/she/it girted
we girted
you girted
they girted
Present Continuous
I am girting
you are girting
he/she/it is girting
we are girting
you are girting
they are girting
Present Perfect
I have girted
you have girted
he/she/it has girted
we have girted
you have girted
they have girted
Past Continuous
I was girting
you were girting
he/she/it was girting
we were girting
you were girting
they were girting
Past Perfect
I had girted
you had girted
he/she/it had girted
we had girted
you had girted
they had girted
I will girt
you will girt
he/she/it will girt
we will girt
you will girt
they will girt
Future Perfect
I will have girted
you will have girted
he/she/it will have girted
we will have girted
you will have girted
they will have girted
Future Continuous
I will be girting
you will be girting
he/she/it will be girting
we will be girting
you will be girting
they will be girting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been girting
you have been girting
he/she/it has been girting
we have been girting
you have been girting
they have been girting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been girting
you will have been girting
he/she/it will have been girting
we will have been girting
you will have been girting
they will have been girting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been girting
you had been girting
he/she/it had been girting
we had been girting
you had been girting
they had been girting
I would girt
you would girt
he/she/it would girt
we would girt
you would girt
they would girt
Past Conditional
I would have girted
you would have girted
he/she/it would have girted
we would have girted
you would have girted
they would have girted
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To encircle with or as if with a band:
Archaic: engird.
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Maris Verpakovskis scored twice as Latvia thrashed Iceland 4-0, with Girts Karlsons and Aleksejs Visnakovs also finding the net in Riga.
The hosts made the most of their limited opportunities, scoring off almost every chance as further goals by Girts Karlsons and substitute Aleksejs Visnjakovs secured the win in Riga which gives the Latvians their first points in the group.
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