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English definition of “jar”

jar

verb [I or T] (NOT PLEASANT)    /dʒɑːr/ US  /dʒɑːr/ (-rr-)
If a sight , sound , or experience jars, it is so different or unexpected that it has a strong and unpleasant effect on something or someone: The harsh colours jarred the eye . A screech of brakes jarred the silence .Making people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of jar verb (NOT PLEASANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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