AskDefine | Define arrear

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English

Noun

  1. Work to be done, obligation.
    I have a large arrear of letters to write. -- J. D. Forbes.
    My own work, with its manifold arrears, took me all day to clear off. -- Stoker, Dracula
  2. Unpaid debt.

Adverb

  1. behind, backward
    (--) rent considerably in arrear, and heartless landlady threatening expulsion (--) -- Dickens: Our Mutual Friend

Spanish

Verb

  1. To urge.
  2. To harness.

Conjugation

es-conj-ar arre
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