Meaning of “tar” in the English Dictionary

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tarnoun [ U ]

us /tɑr/

tar noun [ U ] (SUBSTANCE FOR ROADS)

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

tar noun [ U ] (SUBSTANCE IN SMOKE)

a substance in tobacco smoke that causes harm 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 our street this week.

(Definition of “tar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)