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English definition of “tar”


noun [U]  /tɑr/ us  


a black substance, sticky when hot, used esp. for making roads


a substance in tobacco smoke that causes harm to the lungs


verb [T]  /tɑr/ (-rr-) us  

tar verb [T] (PUT ON ROADS)

to put tar on a surface, esp. a road: They’ll be tarring our street this week.
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