Meaning of “char” in the English Dictionary

"char" in British English

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uk /tʃɑːr/ us /tʃɑːr/ -rr-

char verb (BURN)

[ I or T ] to burn and become black or to burn something so that it becomes black:

Grill the peppers until the skin starts to char.

char verb (CLEAN)

[ I ] UK old-fashioned to clean and tidy a house or office for payment

charnoun [ C ]

uk /tʃɑːr/ us /tʃɑːr/ UK old-fashioned informal

→  charwoman

(Definition of “char” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)