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birch

verb

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1 to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
  • students at the private school were once routinely birched for violating the rules

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birch

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The first known use of birch was before the 12th century

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“Birch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/birch. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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