Mar Mar, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marred} (m["a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Marring}.] [OE. marren, merren, AS. merran, myrran (in comp.), to obstruct, impede, dissipate; akin to OS. merrian, OHG. marrjan, merran; cf. D. marren, meeren, to moor a ship, Icel. merja to bruise, crush, and Goth. marzjan to offend. Cf. {Moor}, v.] 1. To make defective; to do injury to, esp. by cutting off or defacing a part; to impair; to disfigure; to deface. [1913 Webster]

I pray you mar no more trees with wiring love songs in their barks. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

But mirth is marred, and the good cheer is lost. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Ire, envy, and despair Which marred all his borrowed visage. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To spoil; to ruin. ``It makes us, or it mars us.'' ``Striving to mend, to mar the subject.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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