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 >Etymology 1Edit

Middle English tarien, taryen (to vex, harass, cause to hesitate, delay), from Old English tirgan, tergan, tirian (to worry, exasperate).


tarre (third-person singular simple present tarres, present participle tarring, simple past and past participle tarred)

  1. (obsolete) To incite; to provoke; to spur on.

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 >Etymology 2Edit  >NounEdit


  1. Obsolete form of tar.
    • 1659, Richard Brome
      [] she takes not so much for curing a thousand mortal People, as I have spent in Turpentine and Tarre to keep my Flocklings cleanly in a Spring time.