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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
Verb: tarry  ter-ee or ta-ree [N. Amer], ta-ree [Brit]
  1. Spend time in one place doing little or wasting time
    "The high school students like to tarry in the Central Square";
    - loiter, lounge, footle [informal], lollygag [N. Amer, informal], loaf [informal], lallygag [N. Amer, informal], hang around, mess about, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, dillydally [informal], dilly-dally [informal], mooch [Brit, informal]
     
  2. Leave slowly and hesitantly
    - linger

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

See also: adhesive

Type of: be, go away, go forth, leave, off [informal]

Encyclopedia: Tarry, Michael