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verb jar pronunciation in American English /dʒɑr/
Word Forms
present tense
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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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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