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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Probably from the sound

jar

2 verb
     
jar2 past tense and past participle jarred, present participle jarring
1 [intransitive and transitive] to make someone feel annoyed or shocked:
His enthusiasm jarred.
His words jarred Harriet.
jar on
The screaming was starting to jar on my nerves.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to shake or hit something in a way that damages it or makes it loose:
Alice landed badly, jarring her ankle.
3 [intransitive] to be different in style or appearance from something else and therefore look strange
jar with
There was a modern lamp that jarred with the rest of the room.
jarring adjective

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