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verb (used with or without object)
  1. speer.

speer

or speir, spier

[speer]
verb (used with or without object)
  1. Chiefly Scot. to ask; inquire.

Origin of speer

before 900; Middle English speren, spiren, Old English spyrian to make tracks, trace, ask about; cognate with German spüren, Old Norse spyrja to ask; akin to spoor
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Historical Examples

  • I spiered if they had gi'en him a return ticket available for a week.'

    The Guinea Stamp

    Annie S. Swan