- uncountable 1.1 (for roads)(in cosmetics)a tar based soap/shampooto beat the tar out of somebody (American English) [colloquial]un jabón/champú a la breamoler a alguien a palos [colloquial]sacarle la mugre a alguien (Latin America) [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (in cigarettes) low tar cigarettes
cigarrillos (masculine plural) de bajo contenido en alquitránExample sentences
- Depending on the type and location of the flashings, roofing tar or silicone or butyl rubber sealants can be used to seal small cracks and gaps.
- Using oils, acrylics, resin and tar on both wood and canvas support, the work reflects industrial, urban, suburban and natural views.
- For roofs this is generally done by applying a coating such as tar, acrylic, silicone or rubberized paint.
- The ratio of tar to nicotine produced in the tobacco smoke of low tar cigarettes is in fact closely similar to that of conventional cigarettes.
- Since 1980, members of the coalition have tried to persuade tobacco companies to limit the yields of tar and nicotine in cigarettes sold in developing countries and to add health warnings on their packaging.
- Although triggers such as tobacco tar and radioactive radon gas are known to be linked to lung cancer, little is understood of the genetic damage that causes the disease.
transitive verb -rr-
- (road/fence)(roof)to tar and feather somebodyemplumar a alguienExample sentences
- The inside of the bomb is tarred to keep the explosive away from the metal on the inside of the bomb.
- Proper tarred roads should be built in rural areas and bus facilities made available in every nook and corner of the State.
- He said although the distance being tarred may not be very long, its significance to the local economy is immense.
- (sailor) [colloquial] [dated]Example sentences
- Earlier though, someone shouts the word ‘Avast!’ at a bunch of mutinous tars and everyone just giggles.’
- To the tars of Victoria's navy, especially those returning from the farthest flung corners of the empire, the Azores were the gateway to home.
- He is known to have had an eye for the ladies; he also could down a good tipple with the best of the tars.
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