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SAT vocabulary: tarry

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What does tarry mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word tarry

First, before you read about the word tarry, try this quick vocab quiz:

tarry most nearly means

(A) dice
(B) delay
(C) fly
(D) exhaust
(E) skew

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Now let’s learn about the word tarry.

Part of Speech of tarry

tarry is a VERB.

Pronunciation tarry

Here’s how to pronounce tarry:

IPA: /╦łte.ri/

Glossary-style: [TE-ree]

Definition of tarry

tarry means: delay, or be late or tardy; stay in one place, as at a hotel; wait.

Explain more about tarry, please

tarry is not a terribly common word today, but the word does show up in literature, especially in writing from previous centuries.

To tarry is essentially to extend time in some way, typically to prolong something or to stay somewhere, as at an inn or other form of lodging. So, you may read something like “Don’t tarry! Come quickly!” or you may read about someone tarrying over a pint of beer rather than returning to work.

Example of tarry

Here’s the word tarry used in a sentence:

While the US tarries, other countries are improving their economies by sheer hard work and ingenuity.

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Answer to the quick vocab quiz

3 responses to SAT vocabulary: tarry

  1. Wow! Its great help. Can you please send me some puzzles on a everyday basis so that I can practice and learn the explanation?
  2. thank you very much. It’s useful

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