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jar

noun [C]  us   /dʒɑr/

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.

jar

verb  us   /dʒɑr/

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.
Translations of “jar”
in Arabic مَرْطَبان…
in Korean 단지…
in Malaysian balang…
in French pot…
in Turkish kavanoz…
in Italian vasetto, barattolo di vetro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 罐子,罎子, 廣口瓶…
in Russian банка…
in Polish słoik…
in Vietnamese bình…
in Spanish tarro, bote…
in Portuguese pote, vaso…
in Thai ขวดโหล…
in German das Gefäß…
in Catalan pot…
in Japanese びん…
in Indonesian botol…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 罐子,坛子, 广口瓶…
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