birl

verb (1)
\ ˈbər(-ə)l , Scot also ˈbir(-ə)l \
birled; birling; birls

Definition of birl 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland

birl

verb (2)
birled; birling; birls

Definition of birl (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : spin

2 : to cause (a floating log) to rotate by treading

intransitive verb

: to progress by whirling

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Verb (2)

birler \ˈbər-lər, ˈbir- \ noun

First Known Use of birl

Verb (1)

circa 1585, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1724, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for birl

Verb (1)

Middle English, from Old English byrelian; probably akin to Old English beran to carry — more at bear

Verb (2)

perhaps imitative

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birlieman

birma

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