Sunday, January 06, 2013
Definitions for birl
- To spin or cause to rotate.
- Chiefly Northern U.S. Lumbering. To cause (a floating log) to rotate rapidly by treading upon it.
- British. A. To move or rotate rapidly. B. Informal. To spend money freely. C. Informal. To gamble.
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Citations for birl
I feel a bit light, then it's like my brain starts to birl in my head sending my thoughts and emotions cascading around.
To-night he would birl the bottle with Templandumir as usual, till the fuddled laird should think himself a fine big fellow…
Origin of birl
Birl arose in the 1700s from an unknown origin. It may have been a combination of birr (meaning "force") and whirl.