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"jar" in British English

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jarnoun [C]

uk   /dʒɑːr/  us   /dʒɑːr/
  • jar noun [C] (CONTAINER)

B1 a glass or clay container with a wide opening at the top and sometimes a fitted lid, usually used for storing food: a jar of coffee/pickled onions a jam jar
UK informal a drink of beer: We often have a jar or two at the pub after work.

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jarverb

uk   /dʒɑːr/  us   /dʒɑːr/ (-rr-)
(Definition of jar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jarnoun [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.

jarverb

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