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1. birl, birle

cause a floating log to rotate by treading

2. birl, spin, twirl, whirl

cause to spin

Example Sentences:
'spin a coin'

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3.  a variant spelling of burl2
archaic, Scottish
to ply (one's guests, etc) with drink
1. Scottish
to spin; twirl
2. US and Canadian
to cause (a floating log) to spin using the feet while standing on it, esp as a sport among lumberjacks

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verb transitive, verb intransitive
1.  Scottish
to spin with a whirring sound
2.  US
to revolve (a floating log) by treading

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

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