begirdle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ girdle.

Verb[edit]

begirdle (third-person singular simple present begirdles, present participle begirdling, simple past and past participle begirdled)

  1. To encircle or surround, as with a girdle.
    The vine begirdled the tree, wrapping around its trunk as though trying to hug it.