Give it a burl


Give it a burl
try (it), have a go

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • give it a burl — vb See burl …   Contemporary slang

  • give it a burl — Australian Slang try (it), have a go …   English dialects glossary

  • burl — give it a burl Give it a try, make an attempt. Burl is one of almost 200 words that Australian English borrowed from British dialects. It is a Scots word for a spin or whirl , and in Australia we have varied the standard English give it a whirl… …   Australian idioms

  • burl — n Australian a try. Usually in the phrase give it a burl , meaning to make an attempt at, to try (a task or activity). Probably a blend of the colloquial expressions have a bash and give it a whirl . Give it a burl is one of many Australian… …   Contemporary slang

  • burl — I. /bɜl / (say berl) noun 1. a small knot or lump in wool, thread, or cloth. 2. Also, tree burl. a dome shaped, wart like growth on the trunk of a tree, around 60 cm across and protruding by 30 cm or more, which can be sliced to make burlwood… …   Australian English dictionary

  • burl — I Australian Slang 1. attempt; try; 2. move quickly: to burl along (northern British dialect birl to spin) II Australian English Have a try, as in give it a burl …   English dialects glossary

  • burl — UK [bɜː(r)l] / US [bɜrl] noun [singular] Australian informal an attempt to do something I ll give it a burl …   English dictionary

  • Burl Cain — N. Burl Cain Warden Burl Cain from Blake Nelson Boyd s Louisiana Cereal. Known for Warden of Angola Prison Religion Christianity …   Wikipedia

  • give — [c]/gɪv / (say giv) verb (gave, given, giving) –verb (t) 1. to deliver freely; bestow; hand over: to give someone a present. 2. to deliver to another in exchange for something; pay. 3. to pass over to: give me that book, please. 4. to grant… …   Australian English dictionary

  • North American burl treen — Burl treen refers to small household items carved from knotty outgrowths of trees. These items forms a part of nearly every major Americana and Native Americana collection. Contents 1 Background 2 Manufacture Methods 2.1 Native American …   Wikipedia


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