Speir \Speir\, v. i. To ask. See {Spere}. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • speir — Spere Spere, v. i. [AS. spyrian to inquire, properly, to follow the track; akin to D. speuren, G. sp[ u]ren, Icel. spyrja. [root]171. See Spoor.] To search; to pry; to ask; to inquire. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [Written also {speer}, {speir}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • speir for — the girl (propose marriage) …   Scottish slang

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