- to pierce.
- to thrill.
Origin of thirl
before 1000; Middle English thirlen, Old English thyrlian, derivative of thyrel hole. See nostril
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- (tr) dialect
- to bore or drill
- to thrill
Old English thyrelian, from thyrel hole; see nostril
- (tr) mainly Scot to enslave; bind
C16: variant of earlier thrill thrall