birl


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birl

 (bûrl)
v. birled, birl·ing, birls
v.tr.
To cause (a floating log) to spin rapidly by rotating with the feet.
v.intr.
1. To participate in birling.
2. To spin.
n.
A whirring noise; a hum.

[Blend of birr and whirl.]

birl′er n.

birl

(bɜːl; Scottish bɪrl)
vb
1. Scot to spin; twirl
2. (Forestry) US and Canadian to cause (a floating log) to spin using the feet while standing on it, esp as a sport among lumberjacks
n
a variant spelling of burl2
[C18: probably imitative and influenced by whirl and hurl]
ˈbirling n

birl

(bɜːl; Scottish bɪrl)
vb
archaic Scot to ply (one's guests, etc) with drink
[Old English byrelian; related to byrele cup-bearer]

birl

(bɜrl)
v.t.
1. to cause (a floating log) to rotate rapidly by treading upon it.
2. Brit. to spin.
[1715–25]
birl′er, n.

birl


Past participle: birled
Gerund: birling

Imperative
birl
birl
Present
I birl
you birl
he/she/it birls
we birl
you birl
they birl
Preterite
I birled
you birled
he/she/it birled
we birled
you birled
they birled
Present Continuous
I am birling
you are birling
he/she/it is birling
we are birling
you are birling
they are birling
Present Perfect
I have birled
you have birled
he/she/it has birled
we have birled
you have birled
they have birled
Past Continuous
I was birling
you were birling
he/she/it was birling
we were birling
you were birling
they were birling
Past Perfect
I had birled
you had birled
he/she/it had birled
we had birled
you had birled
they had birled
Future
I will birl
you will birl
he/she/it will birl
we will birl
you will birl
they will birl
Future Perfect
I will have birled
you will have birled
he/she/it will have birled
we will have birled
you will have birled
they will have birled
Future Continuous
I will be birling
you will be birling
he/she/it will be birling
we will be birling
you will be birling
they will be birling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been birling
you have been birling
he/she/it has been birling
we have been birling
you have been birling
they have been birling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been birling
you will have been birling
he/she/it will have been birling
we will have been birling
you will have been birling
they will have been birling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been birling
you had been birling
he/she/it had been birling
we had been birling
you had been birling
they had been birling
Conditional
I would birl
you would birl
he/she/it would birl
we would birl
you would birl
they would birl
Past Conditional
I would have birled
you would have birled
he/she/it would have birled
we would have birled
you would have birled
they would have birled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.birl - cause a floating log to rotate by treadingbirl - cause a floating log to rotate by treading
circumvolve, rotate - cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
2.birl - cause to spinbirl - cause to spin; "spin a coin"  
circumvolve, rotate - cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
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