jar
I. verb (jarred; jarring) Etymology: probably of imitative origin Date: 1526 intransitive verb 1. a. to make a harsh or discordant sound b. to have a harshly disagreeable or disconcerting effect c. to be out of harmony; specifically bicker 2. to undergo severe vibration transitive verb to cause to jar: as a. to affect disagreeably ; unsettle b. to make unstable or loose ; shake <
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jarringly adverb II. noun Date: 1537 1. a. a state or manifestation of discord or conflict b. a harsh grating sound 2. a. a sudden or unexpected shake b. an unsettling shock c. an unpleasant break or conflict in rhythm, flow, or transition III. noun Etymology: Middle French jarre, from Old Occitan jarra, from Arabic jarra earthen water vessel Date: 1592 1. a widemouthed container made typically of earthenware or glass 2. as much as a jar will hold • jarful noun IV. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier char turn, from Middle English — more at chare Date: 1674 archaic the position of being ajar — usually used in the phrase on the jar

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