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verb jar pronunciation in American English /dʒɑr/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyjar
he/she/itjars
present participlejarring
past tensejarred
past participlejarred
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to push something firmly and suddenly against something else, usually accidentally
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to be inappropriate in an unpleasant way in a particular place or situation
    jar with:

    One of his comments jarred with the informality of the occasion.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to shock someone
  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to make someone feel uncomfortable or slightly annoyed
    jar on:

    Some of the expressions he used jarred on me.

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