[ burl; Scots birl ]
/ bɜrl; Scots bɪrl /
verb (used with object), birled, birl·ing.
to pour (a drink) or pour a drink for.
verb (used without object), birled, birl·ing.
to drink deeply; carouse.
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Origin of birle
before 1000; Middle English birlen,Old English byrelian, derivative of byrele butler; akin to bear1
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Example sentences from the Web for birle
Boucher and Jamieson have collected much regarding the obsolete use of the verb to birle, to carouse, to pour out liquor.