tar

tar(
tar
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (substance)
a. el alquitrán
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(for roads, in cigarettes)
Smoking low tar cigarettes does not reduce the risk of heart disease.Fumar cigarrillos de bajo contenido en alquitrán no reduce el riesgo de padecer enfermedades del corazón.
b. el chapopote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
They're going to resurface the road with tar.Van a repavimentar la carretera con chapopote.
c. la brea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(in pharmaceuticals)
Tar is used in the making of soap, disinfectant, and medicines.La brea se utiliza en la fabricación de jabones, desinfectantes y medicinas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nautical)
a. el marinero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He was an old tar who had spent many years sailing the seven seas.Era un viejo marinero que había pasado muchos años surcando los siete mares.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to apply tar)
a. alquitranar
There are still many roads in the area that haven't been tarred.Aún quedan muchas carreteras de la zona por alquitranar.
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tar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (substance)
a. el alquitrán
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (old-fashioned fam)
a. el marinero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(sailor)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a. alquitranar
to tar and feather somebodyemplumar a alguien
4. (fig)
a.
we have all been tarred with the same brushnos han metido a todos en el mismo saco
tar [tɑːʳ]
noun
1 (substance) alquitrán (m); brea (f); chapopote (m); (Méx)
low/middle tar cigarettes cigarrillos con contenido bajo/medio de alquitrán
2 (also Jack Tar) marinero (m)
transitive verb
[+road, surface] alquitranar
to tar and feather sb emplumar a algn
to be tarred with the same brush estar cortado por el mismo patrón
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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