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Tar (verb)

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To Tar. v.a. [from the noun.]

  1. To smear over with tar.

  2. To teaze; to provoke. [ταράττω.]

    There has been much to do on both sides; and the nation holds it no sin to tarre them on to controversy. Shakesp.

    Two curs shall tame each other; pride alone
    Must tar the mastiffs on, as 'twere the bone.
    Shakespeare.

Sources: Shakespeare's Hamlet (60) · Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida (36)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Tar (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 14, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9689.


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