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birl

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

Definition of birl

chiefly Scotland

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  carouse

Origin and Etymology of birl

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


First Known Use: circa 1585


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birl

verb

Definition of birl

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  spin

  3. 2 :  to cause (a floating log) to rotate by treading

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to progress by whirling

birler

play play \ˈbər-lər, ˈbir-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of birl

perhaps imitative


First Known Use: 1724


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