transitive verb

chiefly Scottish : to tear off : strip, uncover
chiefly Scottish : to strip off the roof of
chiefly Scottish : to remove the surface soil from especially in quarrying

intransitive verb

chiefly Scottish : to remove one's clothes : undress

Word History


probably short for obsolete English tirve (to strip)

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“Tirr.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tirr. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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