AskDefine | Define tarry

Dictionary Definition

tarry adj : having the characteristics of pitch or tar [syn: pitchy, resinous, resiny]


1 be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?" [syn: loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around]
2 leave slowly and hesitantly [syn: linger] [also: tarried]

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  • (verb, noun): tăr'ē, /ˈtɛ.ɹi/, /"t

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abide, await, be still, bide, bide the issue, carry on, cease not, coast, continue, continue to be, crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, defeat time, defy time, delay, dillydally, drag, drag along, drag on, dwell, endure, exist, extend, falter, flag, freeze, go along, go on, goof off, halt, hang about, hang around, hang back, hold, hold everything, hold on, hold out, hold steady, hold your horses, jog on, keep, keep going, keep on, keep quiet, lag, last, last long, last out, lie still, linger, linger on, live, live on, live through, loiter, lollygag, maintain, mark time, never cease, not breathe, not stir, pause, perdure, perennate, persist, poke, prevail, procrastinate, put off, remain, remain motionless, repose, rest, run, run on, settle, shilly-shally, sit tight, sit up, slog on, sojourn, stagger on, stall, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand still, stay, stay on, stay put, stay up, stick, stick around, stick fast, stop, stop over, subsist, survive, sustain, take time, temporize, tide over, trail, tread water, wait, wait a minute, wait and see, waste time, wear, wear on, wear well
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