Prepare oneself for a military confrontation (synset 201089608)
"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border"
Put a girdle on or around (synset 201470546)
"gird your loins"synonym: girdle
Bind with something round or circular (synset 201305514)
hypernym: bind - make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a ropehyponym: hoop - bind or fasten with a hoopsynonym: encircle
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