gird

gird [gə:d US gə:rd] v past tense and past participle girded or girt [gə:t US gə:rt]
[: Old English; Origin: gyrdan]
1.) gird (up) your loins
to get ready to do something difficult - used humorously
2.) [I and T]
if you gird for something, or gird yourself for something, especially something difficult, you prepare for it
gird (yourself) for sth
By midsummer both police and protesters were girding for confrontation.

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