any of various dark-colored viscid products obtained by the destructive distillation of certain organic substances, as coal or wood.
smoke solids or components:
verb (used with object), tarred, tarring.
to smear or cover with or as if with tar.
of or characteristic of tar.
covered or smeared with tar; tarred.
beat / knock / whale the tar out of, Informal. to beat mercilessly:
The thief had knocked the tar out of the old man and left him for dead.
tar and feather,
to coat (a person) with tar and feathers as a punishment or humiliation.
to punish severely:
She should be tarred and feathered for what she has done.
tarred with the same brush, possessing the same shortcomings or guilty of the same misdeeds:
The whole family is tarred with the same brush.
any of various dark viscid substances obtained by the destructive distillation of organic matter such as coal, wood, or peat
another name for coal tar
verb (transitive) tars, tarring, tarred
to coat with tar
tar and feather, to punish by smearing tar and feathers over (someone)
tarred with the same brush, regarded as having the same faults
an informal word for seaman
A dark, oily, viscous material, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, produced by the destructive distillation of organic substances such as wood, coal, or peat.
See coal tar.
A solid, sticky substance that remains when tobacco is burned. It accumulates in the lungs of smokers and is considered carcinogenic.
In addition to the idiom beginning with tar
1. a river in NE North Carolina, flowing SE to an estuary on Pamlico Sound. 217 miles (349 km) long.
verb (used without object), tarried, tarrying. 1. to remain or stay, as in a place; sojourn: He tarried in Baltimore on his way to Washington. 2. to delay or be tardy in acting, starting, coming, etc.; linger or loiter. 3. to wait. verb (used with object), tarried, tarrying. 4. Archaic. to wait for. noun, plural […]
- Tarry cyst
tarry cyst tar·ry cyst (tär’ē) n. A cyst or collection of old blood that has a black appearance and is usually caused by endometriosis.
1. variant of tarso- before a vowel: tarsal. tars- pref. Variant of tarso-.