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TARRY (tarried)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tarry mean? 

TARRY (adjective)
  The adjective TARRY has 1 sense:

1. having the characteristics of pitch or tar

  Familiarity information: TARRY used as an adjective is very rare.


TARRY (verb)
  The verb TARRY has 2 senses:

1. be about
2. leave slowly and hesitantly

  Familiarity information: TARRY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TARRY (adjective)


Sense 1tarry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the characteristics of pitch or tar

Synonyms:

resinous; resiny; tarry; pitchy

Similar:

adhesive (tending to adhere)


TARRY (verb)


Sense 1tarry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be about

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

mill about; lollygag; loiter; mill around; tarry; lallygag; hang around; footle; mess about; lurk; lounge; loaf; linger

Context examples:

The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square / Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

Hypernyms (to "tarry" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tarry"):

lurch; prowl (loiter about, with no apparent aim)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2tarry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave slowly and hesitantly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

tarry; linger

Hypernyms (to "tarry" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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