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
Definition for tar (2 of 2)
Origin of tar2
synonym study for tar
Example sentences from the Web for tar
With this they are further tarring the poor schmuck who is fighting off a life-threatening infection: Dr. Craig Spencer.New York & New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantines Are an Insane Overreaction|Kent Sepkowitz|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Republicans are spending the vast majority of their time tarring and feathering each other.
The Anti-Defamation League has a new list out tarring human rights activists in the name of protecting Israel.
The Anti-Defamation League has a new list out tarring human-rights activists in the name of protecting Israel.
The men left their tarring and caulking under the drying-stages.The Harbor Master|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
Hamilton had already turned to Tarring and he wheeled with a snap in his voice.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
Once we thought of tarring him; but a tarred horse would be nearly as plain to be noticed as a skew-bald.A King's Comrade|Charles Whistler
I think that captain deserved tarring and feathering, anyway,' one of the men said to me.A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'|Annie Allnut Brassey
The roof he was tarring was a little above him, with the result that he himself was fairly covered with sprinklings of the tar.The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon|Jos Maria Gordon
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