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[gahr] /gɑr/
verb (used with object), garred, garring.
1.
Scot. to compel or force (someone) to do something.
2.
Scot. and North England Obsolete. to do, perform, or cause.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English geren, garren, gairen < Old Norse gera to do, make; akin to Old English gearwian to prepare
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British Dictionary definitions for garred

gar1

/ɡɑː/
noun (pl) gar, gars
1.
short for garpike, garfish

gar2

/ɡɑːr/
verb
1.
(transitive) (Scot) to cause or compel
Word Origin
from Old Norse
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Word Origin and History for garred

gar

n.

"pike-like fish," 1765, American English, shortening of garfish (mid-15c.), from Old English gar "spear," from Proto-Germanic *gaizo- (cf. Old Norse geirr, Old Saxon, Old High German ger, German Ger "spear"), from PIE *ghaiso- "stick, spear" (see goad).

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gar

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GAR

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