08 / 07 / 2010

JAR-2: meaning and examples

Hello everyone.

Today we finish answering Miquel's question about the words tin, can and jar. Yesterday we looked at the noun jar, today we look at the verb.

Today's word is: Jar (verb)

Meaning 1: to give or receive a sudden sharp painful knock.

Example 1:
The sudden movement of the car seemed to jar every bone in her body.

Meaning 2: to have an unpleasant or annoying effect.

Example 2
Her constant complaining about the amount of work is beginning to jar on the boss's nerves. She better be careful or she's going to find herself without a job.

Meaning 3: to be different from something in a strange way. We also use the word clash.

Example 3:
His green shoes really jarred with the rest of his outfit.

Remember that tomorrow we will send the Essential Weekly Vitamin for Spanish-speaking students of English.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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