Try — synonyms, definition
1. try (Noun)
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try (Noun) — Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.
ex. "she gave it a good try"
try (Noun) — (rugby) a score in rugby.
1 type of
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2. try (Verb)
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try (Verb) — Make an effort to accomplish something.
ex. "He tried to shake off his fears"
try (Verb) — Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to.
ex. "This approach has been tried with good results" ex. "try out this recipe"
try (Verb) — Hear a case and sit as the judge at a trial or hearing.
ex. "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"
try (Verb) — Take a sample of.
ex. "Try these new crackers" ex. "try out the regional dishes"
try (Verb) — Examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process.
ex. "The case will be tried in California"
try (Verb) — Give pain or trouble to.
ex. "I've been sorely tried by these students"
try (Verb) — Test the limits of.
ex. "You are trying my patience!"
try (Verb) — (cooking) melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities.
ex. "try the yak butter"
try (Verb) — Put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice.
ex. "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
27 types of
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30 see also
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