Definition of tarry verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tarry

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈtæri//
 
[intransitive](old use or )Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tarry
 
he / she / it tarries
 
past simple tarried
 
-ing form tarrying
 
 
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(literary) to stay in a place, especially when you ought to leave; to delay coming to or going from a place synonym linger
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