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Definition of tar verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



tar somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tar
he / she / it tars
past simple tarred
-ing form tarring
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  • to cover something with tar a tarred road
  • Idioms
    be tarred with the same brush (as somebody)
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    to be thought to have the same faults, etc. as someone else
    tar and feather somebody
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    to put tar on someone then cover them with feathers, as a punishment
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tar