begird


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be·gird

 (bĭ-gûrd′)
tr.v. be·girt (-gûrt′) or be·gird·ed, be·girt, be·gird·ing, be·girds
To encircle with or as if with a band.

begird

(bɪˈɡɜːd)
vb (tr) , -girds, -girding, -girt or -girded
1. to surround; gird around
2. to bind
[Old English begierdan; see be-, gird1]

be•gird

(bɪˈgɜrd)

v.t. -girt -gird•ed, -gird•ing.
to gird about; encompass; surround.
[before 900]

begird


Past participle: begirt
Gerund: begirding

Imperative
begird
begird
Present
I begird
you begird
he/she/it begirds
we begird
you begird
they begird
Preterite
I begirded
you begirded
he/she/it begirded
we begirded
you begirded
they begirded
Present Continuous
I am begirding
you are begirding
he/she/it is begirding
we are begirding
you are begirding
they are begirding
Present Perfect
I have begirt
you have begirt
he/she/it has begirt
we have begirt
you have begirt
they have begirt
Past Continuous
I was begirding
you were begirding
he/she/it was begirding
we were begirding
you were begirding
they were begirding
Past Perfect
I had begirt
you had begirt
he/she/it had begirt
we had begirt
you had begirt
they had begirt
Future
I will begird
you will begird
he/she/it will begird
we will begird
you will begird
they will begird
Future Perfect
I will have begirt
you will have begirt
he/she/it will have begirt
we will have begirt
you will have begirt
they will have begirt
Future Continuous
I will be begirding
you will be begirding
he/she/it will be begirding
we will be begirding
you will be begirding
they will be begirding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been begirding
you have been begirding
he/she/it has been begirding
we have been begirding
you have been begirding
they have been begirding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been begirding
you will have been begirding
he/she/it will have been begirding
we will have been begirding
you will have been begirding
they will have been begirding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been begirding
you had been begirding
he/she/it had been begirding
we had been begirding
you had been begirding
they had been begirding
Conditional
I would begird
you would begird
he/she/it would begird
we would begird
you would begird
they would begird
Past Conditional
I would have begirt
you would have begirt
he/she/it would have begirt
we would have begirt
you would have begirt
they would have begirt
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begird

verb
1. To encircle with or as if with a band:
Archaic: engird.
2. To shut in on all sides:
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Head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan fraction Begird Talebani, for his part, stressed Iran's important role in fight against terrorism and called on Iran to continue its support for Kurdistan Region government.
wan ich nun belieben pin von schule, als du wol weist, so wurd ich dar innen ergotzet aller miner begird, ich weiss nichtz uf erdrich in zergenklichen dingen, das ich gerner hett": Letter XL, Strauch, 238.
In the hours of waiting, the soldiers ponder the beautiful fields they marched through to come to this place; they scarcely breathe, "like trees unstirred." The vocal line continues its half chant, half declamation, now over a new continuous sixteenth note motive split between the hands two octaves apart--the slow passage of time until "like a cold gust thrills the little word/ At which each body and its soul begird and tighten them for battle." There is no loud alarm or waving flag, "Only a lift and flare of eyes that faced the sun/ Like a friend with whom their love is done." The vocal line rises in intensity as the piano figuration expands into octaves.