- 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
- Unpaid debt.
- behind, backward
- (--) rent considerably in arrear, and heartless landlady
threatening expulsion (--) -- Dickens: Our Mutual
- To urge.
- To harness.