birl


1birl

intransitive verb \ˈbər(-ə)l, Scot also ˈbir(-ə)l\

Definition of BIRL

chiefly Scottish
:  carouse

Origin of BIRL

Middle English, from Old English byrelian; probably akin to Old English beran to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: circa 1585

2birl

verb

Definition of BIRL

transitive verb
1
:  spin
2
:  to cause (a floating log) to rotate by treading
intransitive verb
:  to progress by whirling
birl·er \ˈbər-lər, ˈbir-\ noun

Origin of BIRL

perhaps imitative
First Known Use: 1724

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