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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Birr  \Birr\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Birred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Birring}.]  [Cf.  OE  bur,  bir,  wind,  storm  wind,  fr  Icel. 
  byrr  wind.  Perh.  imitative.] 
  To  make  or  move  with  a  whirring  noise,  as  of  wheels  in 
  motion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Birr  \Birr\,  n. 
  1.  A  whirring  sound,  as  of  a  spinning  wheel. 
 
  2.  A  rush  or  impetus;  force. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  birr 
  n  :  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  Ethiopia;  equal  to  100  cents 
  v  :  make  a  soft  swishing  sound,  as  of  a  motor  working  or  wings 
  flapping  [syn:  {whizz},  {whiz},  {whirr},  {whir},  {purr}] 




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