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tart

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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tarttart1 /tɑːt $ tɑːrt/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 strawberry_tart.jpg [countable, uncountable]DF a pie without a top on it, containing something sweetapple/treacle/jam etc tartβ–Ί see thesaurus at taste2 [countable] informalSYSEX/HAVE SEX WITH an insulting word for a woman who you think is too willing to have sex3 [countable] informalSYSEX/HAVE SEX WITH a prostitute
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tartβ€’ Chill tart until ready to serve.-0-.β€’ I ate my custard tart like this.β€’ To use as a filling, drain the fruit and fill crepes or individual tarts.β€’ Cream of the crop: custard topping adds a crafty touch to Pear tart.β€’ That tart Kat would do for starters.β€’ They were buying Eccles cakes and treacle tart and currant buns and iced tarts with bright-red cherries on top.β€’ He hoped she wouldn't find the sausage and the treacle tart.apple/treacle/jam etc tartβ€’ To top things off is an apple tart with caramelized walnuts, and I barely have enough room for my cappuccino.β€’ They were buying Eccles cakes and treacle tart and currant buns and iced tarts with bright-red cherries on top.β€’ As he took it off he remembered the sausage and treacle tart in his pocket.β€’ A white cloth was spread on the table, homemade bread and jam, a fresh apple tart.β€’ Harriet played in tennis doubles and her public school boyfriends crowded in to eat her jam tarts.β€’ She wrote to say that she likes apple tart.β€’ He'd left his sausage and the square of treacle tart she'd put out for his pudding.
tarttart2 adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 SOURfood that is tart has a sharp sour taste πŸ”Š a tart appleβ–Ί see thesaurus at taste2 β†’ tart reply/remark etc β€”tartly adverb πŸ”Š β€˜I don’t think so!’ she replied tartly. β€”tartness noun [uncountable]
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tartβ€’ Red currants are quite tart and usually need sugar or honey.β€’ The Cointreau adds some sweetness, but the cranberry juice is tart as well so the overall effect is a tart drink.β€’ This tart citrus dressing is great on salads.β€’ The girl with the tart tongue?
tarttart3 verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š β†’ tart something ↔ upβ†’ See Verb table
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Verb table
tart (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytart (BrE)
he, she, ittarts (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytarted (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tarted
he, she, ithas tarted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tarted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tart
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tarted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tarting
he, she, itis tarting
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you, we, theyare tarting
Past
I, he, she, itwas tarting
you, we, theywere tarting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tarting
he, she, ithas been tarting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tarting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tarting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tarting
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