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Definition of mar verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mar

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//mɑː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mar
BrE BrE//mɑː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːr//
 
he / she / it mars
BrE BrE//mɑːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrz//
 
past simple marred
BrE BrE//mɑːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrd//
 
past participle marred
BrE BrE//mɑːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrd//
 
-ing form marring
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrɪŋ//
 
 
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mar something to damage or spoil something good synonym blight, ruin The game was marred by the behaviour of drunken fans. Word Origin Old English merran ‘hinder, damage’, of Germanic origin; probably related to Dutch marren ‘loiter’.Extra examples A frown marred his handsome features. The game was marred by the behaviour of a few drunken fans. The meal was marred only by the somewhat over-enthusiastic waiter.
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