- They are urging residents to bank and not bin their festive food jars and bottles to boost glass recycling.
- Each household will receive a black box to store glass bottles, jars, plastic bottles, cans, foil, aerosols, and textiles.
- Glass containers such as soda bottles and food jars are easy to recycle because they are free from impurities and have similar melting points.
- She wants ‘that feminine touch,’ while I'm content with a jar of pickles and a Giants game.
- I have a jar of spice tea that I made last winter (again, not cooking - just mixing).
- The curry was out of the freezer, but was originally made with chickpeas, some veggies (carrots and stuff) and a jar of organic tikka masala sauce.
- Example sentences
- I would buy jarfuls and jarfuls of garlic pickles, and pay the regular price for them.
- Later on, when the wine and water have got thoroughly mixed, he draws off another jarful and again fills up the pitcher with water.
- If a guest is particularly enamored of the homemade zarzamora jam, the inn will send a jarful home.
Late 16th century: from French jarre, from Arabic jarra.
Words that rhyme with jaraargh, Accra, afar, ah, aha, aide-mémoire, ajar, Alcazar, are, Armagh, armoire, Artois, au revoir, baa, bah, bar, barre, bazaar, beaux-arts, Bekaa, bête noire, Bihar, bizarre, blah, Bogotá, Bonnard, bra, cafard, café noir, Calabar, car, Carr, Castlebar, catarrh, Changsha, char, charr, cigar, comme ci comme ça, commissar, coup d'état, de haut en bas, devoir, Dhofar, Directoire, Du Bois, Dumas, Dunbar, éclat, embarras de choix, escritoire, fah, famille noire, far, feu de joie, film noir, foie gras, Fra, galah, gar, guar, guitar, ha, hah, ha-ha, Halacha, hurrah, hussar, huzza, insofar, Invar, je ne sais quoi, ka, kala-azar, Kandahar, khimar, Khorramshahr, knar, Krasnodar, Kwa, la-di-da, lah, Lehár, Loire, ma, mama, mamma, mar, Mardi Gras, ménage à trois, mirepoix, moire, nam pla, Navarre, noir, objet d'art, pa, pah, Panama, papa, par, Pará, Paraná, pas, pâté de foie gras, peau-de-soie, pietà, Pinot Noir, pooh-bah, poult-de-soie, pya, rah, registrar, Saar, Salazar, Sana'a, sang-froid, scar, schwa, Seychellois, shah, Shangri-La, shikar, ska, sol-fa, spa, spar, star, Starr, Stranraer, ta, tahr, tar, tartare, tata, tra-la, tsar, Twa, Villa, voilà, waratah, yah
verb (jars, jarring, jarred)
- She had to force her body to cooperate in every move she tried, and any sudden movement that jarred her aching body was magnified ten times more in her skull.
- Fox, who jarred his knee and suffered a kick on the ankle, was today having his injury assessed by City physio Jeff Miller.
- He just jarred a knee a bit in that race, and it is nice to know now that he is completely sound.
- While the air system is good, it fidgets badly over sharp intrusions like potholes, jarring and jolting the passengers.
- The whole room jarred as a sudden jolt reverberated up through the earth.
- Rob throttled the giant turbines up, and once again the aircraft was beginning to jolt and jar as it raced ahead faster and faster across the rocky terrain.
- There shouldn't be anything disturbing or jarring in a bedroom, even if you're using the most modern style of design.
- First impressions are so important yet at the height of the holiday season in East London there is a blight on the city's Esplanade beachfront that jars and jolts.
- I think total silence would be far too jarring - people wouldn't want to stay in a place where all they can hear is their tinnitus.
- She gave a history lesson that jarred with many Europeans who heard it, dating the birth of the relationship between Europe and the US to World War II.
- I arranged the leaves on the cushions in order, but that jarred with me, so I added a bit of chaotic stitching.
- She was right to ditch the passage since it would have jarred with the spirit of reasoned debate.
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Late 15th century (as a noun in the sense 'disagreement, dispute'): probably imitative.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun(in phrase on the jar) informal or , dialect
- They locked the body of the deceased in a box on the fourth day after the murder, and, having left the garret door open and the street door on the jar, one of the apprentices was told to call Nanny down to dinner, and to tell her that, if she promised to behave well in future, she would be no longer confined.
- The door was on the jar. I mounted the steps, that is as well as my trembling knees would allow, clutching at the balustrade between my swoonings.
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