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Definition of tarry verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tarry