transitive verb -rr-
intransitive verb -rr-
- (wood)charred remains
carbonizarserestos (masculine plural) carbonizados or calcinadosExample sentences
- The painted wood was charring, burning, sinking slowly in and the last Stars and Stripes flying in the sun was gradually fading in the heat.
- The edges burned first, immediately charring at the edges and then working its way inward.
- The fires from the orphanage did burn true even though the wood had charred and foundations crumbled.
- (cleaner)Example sentences
- Agnes, our char who comes in once a week and transforms our household chaos into sparkling order, is also a whiz at the sewing machine.
- Agnes, I should explain, is our char who comes twice weekly to make the house sparkle.
- The film's central character Vera Drake played by Imelda Staunton, who was nominated for a rash of best actress awards, is a char whose concern for her family and neighbours is the driving force of her life.
intransitive verb(British English)
- (do cleaning work)(trabajar haciendo limpiezas)Example sentences
- She charred for a princess and then became a hippie.
- She charred for Jewish families (picking up some Yiddish as she did) and the day of her death she had earned 6d cleaning at her lodging house.
- Her mother had gone out charring for a few hours a day for long periods.
noun(British English) [colloquial] [dated]
- uncountable (tea)Example sentences
- Afterwards, we sipped chai in one of the tea stalls which had sprung up in the outer cloisters of the temple.
- Now I have seen many things in my short life and even spent a couple of nights in the Amazon Jungle trying to cook a kebab with a lighter but the sales are another cup of chai altogether.
- This sustained us, along with the countless cups of sweet chai and herb-infused omelettes delivered by the boys at every station.
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