girn

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girn

 (gûrn)
intr.v. girned, girn·ing, girns Scots
1. To complain.
2. To snarl or grimace.

[Middle English girnen, variant of grinnen, grennan; see grin.]

girn n.

girn

(ɡərn; ɡɜːn)
vb (intr)
1. to snarl
2. to grimace; pull grotesque faces
3. to complain fretfully or peevishly
[C14: a variant of grin]

girn


Past participle: girned
Gerund: girning

Imperative
girn
girn
Present
I girn
you girn
he/she/it girns
we girn
you girn
they girn
Preterite
I girned
you girned
he/she/it girned
we girned
you girned
they girned
Present Continuous
I am girning
you are girning
he/she/it is girning
we are girning
you are girning
they are girning
Present Perfect
I have girned
you have girned
he/she/it has girned
we have girned
you have girned
they have girned
Past Continuous
I was girning
you were girning
he/she/it was girning
we were girning
you were girning
they were girning
Past Perfect
I had girned
you had girned
he/she/it had girned
we had girned
you had girned
they had girned
Future
I will girn
you will girn
he/she/it will girn
we will girn
you will girn
they will girn
Future Perfect
I will have girned
you will have girned
he/she/it will have girned
we will have girned
you will have girned
they will have girned
Future Continuous
I will be girning
you will be girning
he/she/it will be girning
we will be girning
you will be girning
they will be girning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been girning
you have been girning
he/she/it has been girning
we have been girning
you have been girning
they have been girning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been girning
you will have been girning
he/she/it will have been girning
we will have been girning
you will have been girning
they will have been girning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been girning
you had been girning
he/she/it had been girning
we had been girning
you had been girning
they had been girning
Conditional
I would girn
you would girn
he/she/it would girn
we would girn
you would girn
they would girn
Past Conditional
I would have girned
you would have girned
he/she/it would have girned
we would have girned
you would have girned
they would have girned
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References in classic literature ?
He can girn a laugh as well 's onybody at a raight divil's jest.
But I would not dream of doing that since it would be almost as childish as Salmond's girns.
It is the stories of these lesser known characters that Girns is trying to tell through their games.
He may / respond to that, as to other electrodes" (VII); "The man / is old; it is more than age he girns for / [.
The left -wing Mr Canavan is in that well-worn word a maverick who girns and whines in favour of his favourite causes.
That caused yowls and howls, groans and girns until Euan Norris finally put them out of their misery with the final blast of his whistle.
Boys are the biggest girns you will ever come across, '' says Glasgow-based gender psychologist Dr Jack Boyle, adding: ''But rather than being made to feel ashamed, they should be encouraged to express their feelings and fears.