- Scot. to compel or force (someone) to do something.
- Scot. and North England Obsolete. to do, perform, or cause.
Origin of gar2
Examples from the Web for garred
What wad ye hae o' me—thinkin I would tak a man 'at was garred!Salted With Fire
He nearhan' garred me hate him, and that wud hae been a terrible sin.Heather and Snow
What garred ye come daundering to these weary flats of France?'Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
The lad was feared to come, but Gourlay swore by God that he should, and he garred him.The House with the Green Shutters
George Douglas Brown
Think ye onything but extremity could have garred him time the lands as he did?Merkland
- (tr) Scot to cause or compel
Word Origin and History for garred
"pike-like fish," 1765, American English, shortening of garfish (mid-15c.), from Old English gar "spear," from Proto-Germanic *gaizo- (cf. Old Norse geirr, Old Saxon, Old High German ger, German Ger "spear"), from PIE *ghaiso- "stick, spear" (see goad).