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noun [C]  /dʒɑr/ us  

jar noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a cylindrical container, usually made of glass, with a wide top opening, and used esp. for storing food, or the amount held by such a container: a jar of pickles/mayonnaise He poured half the jar into his cup.


verb  /dʒɑr/ us  

jar verb (SHAKE)

[T] (-rr-) to give a sudden shake to someone or something: He kind of jars people when he tackles them. [T] (-rr-) If a noise jars you, it shocks you: The train’s rumbling jarred them out of their sleep.

jar verb (CAUSE ACTION)

[I/T] to cause action or activity, or to have an effect: [T] He was jarred into political action by events on the national scene.
(Definition of jar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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