birse1 verb
1 press, push, drive la18-.
2 warm by pressing, squeezing, rubbing 20-. etymology: Scots birse ‘bruise, push, press, squeeze’; collected by EMcC/PS
birse2 verb to flare up, get angry: I birsed a bit but said nothing. 19-. etymology: Scots; also collected by EMcC/PS; also attested by BW
birse3 noun a tingle of fear: By the time Tessa wis finished ye could feel a birse rinning up yer spine. 20-. etymology: possibly a development from Scots birse ‘bristle’; or ‘anger, temper ‘his birse is up’; only attested by SR