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tar1

tar1

 
pronunciation:
tar
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
beat the tar out of, tar and feather, tarred with the same brush
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a dark, oily, sticky, heavy substance obtained by the destructive distillation of wood, coal, or peat, and used in protective coatings and sealants, as on roads and roofs.
similar words:
pitch
definition 2: something resembling this substance, as one of the waste products of tobacco smoke.
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phrase: beat the tar out of
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tarred, tarring, tars
definition: to apply tar to; smear or coat with tar.
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phrase: tar and feather
phrase: tarred with the same brush