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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.
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