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

 

tarry

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtæri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæri//
 
[intransitive](old use or literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tarry
BrE BrE//ˈtæri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæri//
 
he / she / it tarries
BrE BrE//ˈtæriz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæriz//
 
past simple tarried
BrE BrE//ˈtærid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtærid//
 
past participle tarried
BrE BrE//ˈtærid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtærid//
 
-ing form tarrying
BrE BrE//ˈtæriɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæriɪŋ//
 
 
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to stay in a place, especially when you ought to leave; to delay coming to or going from a place synonym linger Word Origin Middle English: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tarry