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Meaning of “tar” in the English Dictionary

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

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tarnoun [U]

 us   /tɑr/
  • tar noun [U] (SUBSTANCE FOR ROADS)

a ​blacksubstance, ​sticky when ​hot, used esp. for making ​roads
  • tar noun [U] (SUBSTANCE IN SMOKE)

a ​substance in ​tobaccosmoke that ​causesharm to the ​lungs

tarverb [T]

 us   /tɑr/ (-rr-)
  • tar verb [T] (PUT ON ROADS)

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