To Tar. v.a. [from the noun.]
- To smear over with tar.
- 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.