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1. tarry

verb. ['ˈtɛri'] be about.

Synonyms

  • be
  • lurk
  • mess about
  • lounge
  • loiter
  • lollygag
  • loaf
  • prowl
  • footle
  • lallygag
  • hang around
  • mill around
  • lurch
  • mill about

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • show
  • lie
  • stand

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tar (English)
  • terr (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tarien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tirgan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Tarry

  • francesmary
  • tagliaferri
  • palminteri
  • balistreri
  • montazeri
  • canzoneri
  • bollettieri
  • st_mary
  • pusateri
  • prosperi
  • palmieri
  • glengarry
  • contrary
  • camilleri
  • barillari
  • sunseri
  • spiteri
  • silveri
  • scuderi
  • ranieri
  • plumeri
  • palmeri
  • oliveri
  • mcsherry
  • mcquerry
  • mcnary
  • mcnairy
  • mccrary
  • mcclary
  • macsharry

Example sentences of the word tarry


1. Noun, singular or mass
Internal bleeding can cause stools to turn tarry and sticky.

2. Adjective
Always call your doctor if you have black, tarry stools.

Quotes containing the word tarry


1. March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

2. tarry

adjective. ['ˈtɛri'] having the characteristics of pitch or tar.

Synonyms

  • resiny
  • pitchy
  • adhesive

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • rush
  • suffer
  • converge

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tar (English)
  • terr (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tarien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tirgan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. tarry

verb. ['ˈtɛri'] leave slowly and hesitantly.

Synonyms

  • leave
  • go away
  • go forth

Antonyms

  • be well
  • agree
  • change
  • miss

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tar (English)
  • terr (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tarien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tirgan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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