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girt 1

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

[Variant of gird.]

girt 2

 (gûrt)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of gird1.

girt

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

girt

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

gird1

(gɜrd)

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.
Idioms:
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.

gird2

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

girt


Past participle: girted
Gerund: girting

Imperative
girt
girt
Present
I girt
you girt
he/she/it girts
we girt
you girt
they girt
Preterite
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
Future
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
Conditional
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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girt

verb
To encircle with or as if with a band:
Archaic: engird.