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tar·ry1

tarry1

 
 
pronunciation:
tae ri
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tarried, tarries, tarrying
definition 1: to delay or postpone starting or acting; linger.
If you tarry much longer, you won't finish in time.
synonyms:
delay, linger, loiter, pause, procrastinate
antonyms:
hurry
similar words:
dawdle, defer, dilly-dally, hesitate, lag, shilly-shally, stall
definition 2: to stay or remain for a while, esp. longer than intended.
I'd love to have a cup of coffee, but I'd better not tarry or I'll miss my bus.
synonyms:
linger
similar words:
abide, bide, dawdle, hang around, loiter, pause, remain, stay
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derivation: tarrier (n.)