tarry

24Jul07

tar·ry (1)
v., -ried, -ry·ing, -ries.

v.intr.

1. To delay or be late in going, coming, or doing. See synonyms at stay1.
2. To wait.
3. To remain or stay temporarily, as in a place; sojourn.

v.tr. Archaic.

To wait for; await.
n.

A temporary stay; a sojourn.

[Middle English tarien.]

tar·ry (2)
adj., -ri·er, -ri·est.

Of, resembling, or covered with tar.

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