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British English: /dʒɑː/
American English: /dʒɑr/

Translation of jar in French:


  • 2 (British English) [informal] (drink)
    pot (m) [informal]
    to go for a jar [informal]
    aller prendre un pot [informal]
    aller prendre un verre

transitive verb p prés etc -rr-

  • 1 (give shock to) [literal] [figurative]
    ébranler, secouer (person, structure, building)
    to jar one's shoulder/neck
    se cogner l'épaule/le cou
  • 2 (American English) (spur) to jar somebody into action
    pousser quelqu'un à agir

intransitive verb p prés etc -rr-

  • 1 (make discordant noise)
    (instrument, music, voice)
    rendre un son discordant
    to jar on
    agacer (person)
    the noise jarred on her nerves
    le bruit lui tapait sur les nerfs [informal]
    that music jars on my ears
    cette musique m'écorche les oreilles [informal]
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