begird (v.), past form begirt Old form(s): beguirt , begyrt
surround, encircle, besiege
E3 I.i.129[Montague to King Edward, of the Scottish king] the tyrant hath begirt with siege / The castle of Roxborough
E3 III.iv.119[King Edward to all, of Calais] there begirt that haven town with siege
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