WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), garred, gar·ring. Scot. to compel or force (someone) to do something. . Scot. and North England Obsolete to do, perform, or cause. Origin of gar 2 1250–1300; Middle English geren, garren, gairen < Old Norse gera to do, make; akin to Old English gearwian to prepare
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British Dictionary definitions for garring verb (tr) Scot to cause or compel Word Origin for gar
from Old Norse
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Word Origin and History for garring n.
"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).
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