verb (used without object), tar·ried, tar·ry·ing.
verb (used with object), tar·ried, tar·ry·ing.
noun, plural tar·ries.
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Origin of tarry1
synonym study for tarry
OTHER WORDS FROM tarrytar·ri·er, nounun·tar·ried, adjectiveun·tar·ry·ing, adjective
Definition for tarry (2 of 2)
adjective, tar·ri·er, tar·ri·est.
OTHER WORDS FROM tarrytar·ri·ness, noun
How to use tarry in a sentence
After decades of extraction, pumping California’s increasingly tarry reserves became tougher.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
Norman tarried to put his books into a neat leather case, and Ethel stood thinking.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
But Brindle tarried behind and foraged for her supper by nibbling the grass from the overgrown dooryard.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
But the chance of death was a certain one if he tarried where he was until others came to support his present opponents.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Meanwhile the holy women and the gardener tarried about the bleeding corse.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
There tarried Olaf long and it fared well with him, and always was he mightily beloved by the churl.