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Ajar

Ajar can be an adverb or adjective describing something as being partially open.


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An archaic and obsolete definition for ajar is for something to be out of sync with its surroundings or to be jarred.

The a- prefix is often used in words as a stand in for to (aside means to the side), in (as in the process of or in a certain condition), or on (e.g., if someone is walking afoot, he or she is walking on foot)This comes from the simplification of the Old English two word phrasing.

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