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Definition 1: leave slowly and hesitantly - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for tarry in the sense of this definition

(tarry is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

Definition 2: be about - [verb of stative]

Samples where tarry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
  • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

Synonyms for tarry in the sense of this definition

(tarry is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of tarry ) loiter about, with no apparent aim

Definition 3: having the characteristics of pitch or tar - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for tarry in the sense of this definition

(tarry is similar to ...) tending to adhere

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