spartle


spartle
To flounder and flail about

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • spartle — spart|le vb., r, de, t; spartle en væg …   Dansk ordbog

  • spartle — spar·tle …   English syllables

  • spartle — ˈspärtəl intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Dutch spartelen, from Middle Dutch spartelen, spertelen, sportelen; akin to Middle Low German spartelen, sportelen, spertelen to sprawl, thrash about, Old High German sprazzalōn, Norwegian… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sprattle — /sprat l/, n. Scot. a struggle; fight. [1815 25; metathetic var. of spartle to scatter, itself alter. of sparple (ME < OF esparpeiller < ?)] * * * …   Universalium

  • spartel — spar|tel sb., spartlen, spartler, spartlerne (redskab til at spartle med) (jf. spatel) …   Dansk ordbog

  • sprattle — /sprat l/, n. Scot. a struggle; fight. [1815 25; metathetic var. of spartle to scatter, itself alter. of sparple (ME < OF esparpeiller < ?)] …   Useful english dictionary


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