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tar

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Related topics: Roads, Building, Tobacco
tartar1 /tɑː $ tɑːr/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 TTRTBa black substance, thick and sticky when hot but hard when cold, used especially for making road surfaces → coal tar2 DFTa sticky substance that forms when tobacco burns, and that gets into the lungs of people who smoke 🔊 high tar cigarettes
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tar• Rating cigarettes by tar and nicotine content, much as gasoline is rated by octane levels.• A naked man covered in tar and soot slithered by in pursuit of three young, giggling girls.• The amount of tar in cigarettes is also important but less so than the number smoked or duration of smoking.• The clean smell of pine tar rose in the air, and Sam began counting rings.• His facial scars radiating ridges pigmented with tar or carbon pictured some many-legged mutant spider.
Related topics: Building, Roads
tartar2 verb (tarred, tarring) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 TBTTRto cover a surface with tar 🔊 a tarred roof2 → be/get tarred with the same brush3 → tar and feather
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Examples from the Corpus
tar• This is not an attempt to tar all forms of Centralism with the same brush.• Kleider has been tarred by recent business scandals.• Suspected abolitionists were tarred, feathered, and run out of town; antislavery literature was burned.• Candles and tarred kindling, and spices, Carrie thought, wrinkling her nose.• Ralph even tarred the roof gutters and fixed a leak by the chimney.• But he was tarred with Estabrook's guilt.• I was tarred with the same brush, to a certain extent.
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Verb table
tar
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytar
he, she, ittars
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytarred
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tarred
he, she, ithas tarred
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tarred
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tar
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tarred
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tarring
he, she, itis tarring
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you, we, theyare tarring
Past
I, he, she, itwas tarring
you, we, theywere tarring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tarring
he, she, ithas been tarring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tarring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tarring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tarring
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