verb (used with object), tarred, tar·ring.
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Idioms for tar
- to coat (a person) with tar and feathers as a punishment or humiliation.
- to punish severely: She should be tarred and feathered for what she has done.
Origin of tar1
OTHER WORDS FROM tarnon·tarred, adjectiveun·tarred, adjective
Words nearby tar
Definition for tar (2 of 2)
Origin of tar2
synonym study for tar
Example sentences from the Web for tar
Some of the activities that the financing contributed to include controversial projects such as mining tar sands oil, tapping offshore reserves, and fracking.Switching your bank might help slow the climate crisis|Ula Chrobak|December 29, 2020|Popular Science
The huff phase involves injecting scalding steam down wellbores, then letting the heat melt the tar.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
The State Department found that with high oil prices, the tar sands would be mined for oil, pipeline or no.
Pulling oil from the tar sands is costly, even more so when you tack transportation costs on top.
Therefore, we should—you guessed it—develop the Canadian tar sands and build the Keystone pipeline.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Loescher repeatedly emphasized that these sites are by no means limited to the La Brea Tar Pits.
It would transport bitumen and liquefied natural gas drawn from the tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast, mainly in Texas.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is not the first time in history when the lack of a ha'porth of tar has spoilt the ship of State.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
We may burn coal and thus change is appearance, but its particles are all there, in the form of gas, ashes or tar.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
Shortly before ten, two tar-barrels were observed burning in a north-easterly direction.
While Stanley loaded a small carronade, young Welton got up blue lights and an empty tar-barrel.
In tar-kiln burning only dead wood is used, the green tree yielding less tar and of lower quality.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
British Dictionary definitions for tar (1 of 2)
verb tars, tarring or tarred (tr)
Derived forms of tartarry, adjectivetarriness, noun
Word Origin for tar
British Dictionary definitions for tar (2 of 2)
Word Origin for tar
Scientific definitions for tar
Idioms and Phrases with tar
In addition to the idiom beginning with tar
- tar and feather
- beat the living daylights (tar) out of