mar (v.) Old form(s): marr'd , marre
ruin, harm, injure, damage
AYL I.i.29[Oliver to Orlando] What mar you then, sir? [make or mar = cause success or ruin]
JC III.ii.198[Antony to all, of Caesar] Here is himself, marred, as you see, with traitors
KL I.i.95.1[Lear to Cordelia] Mend your speech a little / Lest you may mar your fortunes
Tem I.i.13[Boatswain to Antonio] You mar our labour
TS IV.iii.113[Petruchio to Tailor, of Katherina] thou hast marred her gown
TS IV.iii.97[Petruchio to Tailor, of making a dress] I did not bid you mar it to the time
WT IV.iv.476[Florizel to Perdita] Let Nature crush the sides o'th' earth together / And mar the seeds within!
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