spartle

intransitive verb spar·tle \ˈspärtəl\

Definition of spartle

-ed/-ing/-s

Scottish

  1. :  to kick about :  sprawl

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Origin and Etymology of spartle

Dutch spartelen, from Middle Dutch spartelen, spertelen, sportelen; akin to Middle Low German spartelen, sportelen, spertelen to sprawl, thrash about, Old High German sprazzalōn, Norwegian spratla to sprawl, thrash about, Old High German sprinzan to jump up — more at sprint


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