birl definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause (a floating log) to spin rapidly by turning using the legs.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To be involved in birling.
    • To spin.
  • noun:
    • A whirring noise; a hum.
  • verb:
    • To spin.
    • resulting in a floating wood to rotate by treading upon it.
    • Alternative as a type of birle.
    • To revolve or trigger to revolve; to spin.
    • To put (alcohol or wine); to ply with drink; to take in; to carouse.
    • cause a floating log to rotate by treading
    • cause to spin
  • others:
    • To put aside (wine, etc.) for.
    • to produce or ply with drink.
    • To drink in organization;carouse.
    • to maneuver or turn quickly; make a noise like this created by wheels going rapidly over rocks or gravel.
    • resulting in to rotate; twirl or spin (as a coin) floating around or on a table, as in pitch-and-toss; therefore, to throw away (a coin or coins) on the table together's contribution; lead together's share in paying for beverages: as, “I'll birl my bawbee,”
    • In lumbering, resulting in a floating wood to rotate quickly by treading upon it.

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