Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An old spelling of tar, tar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To set on, as a dog; to incite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To incite; to provoke; to spur on.

Etymologies

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Middle English tarien, taryen ("to vex, harass, cause to hesitate, delay"), from Old English tirgan, tergan, tirian ("to worry, exasperate").

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