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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to prepare for action)
The villagers were girding for battle against the expected Mongolian attack.Los aldeanos se aprestaban para la lucha contra el esperado ataque mongol.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to prepare for action)
The warriors girded themselves for battle.Los guerreros se aprestaron para la lucha.
3. (to bind or surround)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
The prince had his workers gird the towers with metal rings to protect them from attack.El príncipe hizo que sus obreros ceñieran las torres con arcos de metal para protegerlas de ataque.
The imperial navy girded the world with a fleet of steel.La marina imperial rodeaba el mundo con una flota de acero.
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