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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)
a. aprestarse
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)
a. aprestar
The warriors girded themselves for battle.Los guerreros se aprestaron para la lucha.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(to bind or surround)
a. ceñir
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.
b. rodear
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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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (literary)
to gird one's loinsarmarse para la batalla
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gird [ɡɜːd] girded girt
transitive verb
ceñir; rodear;with de
to gird o.s. for the fight or fray aprestarse para la lucha
to gird (up) one's loins aprestarse para la lucha
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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