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Verb: tarry  ter-ee or ta-ree [N. Amer], ta-ree [Brit]
  1. Be about
    "The high school students like to tarry in the Central Square";
    - loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag [N. Amer], loaf, lallygag [N. Amer], hang around, mess about, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, mooch [Brit]
  2. Leave slowly and hesitantly
    - linger
Adjective: tarry (tarrier,tarriest)  ter-ee or ta-ree [N. Amer], ta-ree [Brit]
  1. Having the characteristics of pitch or tar
    "Very seldom was there one that was free from resin or tarry gum";
    - pitchy, resinous, resiny

Derived forms: tarrier, tarries, tarrying, tarried, tarriest

See also: adhesive

Type of: be, go away, go forth, leave

Encyclopedia: Tarry