garring

gar

2 [gahr]
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; Middle English geren, garren, gairen < Old Norse gera to do, make; akin to Old English gearwian to prepare

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gar1 (ɡɑː)
 
n , pl gar, gars
garpike short for garfish

gar2 (ɡɑːr)
 
vb
(Scot) (tr) to cause or compel
 
[from Old Norse]

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gar
"pike-like fish," 1765, Amer.Eng., shortening of garfish (c.1440), from O.E. gar "spear," from P.Gmc. *gaizo- (cf. O.N. geirr, O.H.G. ger, Ger. Ger "spear").
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
gar
garden
GAR
Grand Army of the Republic
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