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try US English

Make an attempt or effort to do something

try US Thesaurus

try to help him

do one's best US English

Do all one can

do one's damnedest US English

Do or try one’s utmost

spread one's wings US English

Extend one’s activities and interests or start new ones

try me US English

Used to suggest that one may be willing to do something unexpected or unlikely

try-on US English

An attempt to fool or deceive someone

try-out New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

college try US English

A sincere effort or attempt at performing a difficult, or seemingly impossible, task

penalty try US English

A try awarded to a side by the referee when a touchdown is prevented by an offence by the opposition

try it on US English

Attempt to deceive or seduce someone

try square US English

An implement used to check and mark right angles in construction work

try one's luck US English

Do something that involves risk or luck, hoping to succeed

and US English

Used after some verbs and before another verb to indicate intention, instead of “to”

try for in try US English

Attempt to achieve or attain

try one's hand at US English

Attempt to do (something) for the first time, typically in order to find out if one is good at it

try something on US English

Put on an item of clothing to see if it fits or suits one

try out for in try US English

Compete or audition in order to join (a team) or be given (a position)

try someone/something out US English

Test someone or something new or different to assess their suitability or effectiveness

try me in try US English

Used to suggest that one may be willing to do something unexpected or unlikely

I will try anything once US English

Used to indicate willingness to do or experience something new

try something on for size US English

Assess whether something is suitable

try it on in try US English

Attempt to deceive or seduce someone

try something on in try US English

Put on an item of clothing to see if it fits or suits one

tryout US English

A test of the potential of someone or something, especially in the context of entertainment or sports

do one's best in best US English

Do all one can

try one's luck in luck US English

Do something that involves risk or luck, hoping to succeed

try someone/something out in try US English

Test someone or something new or different to assess their suitability or effectiveness

spread one's wings in wing US English

Extend one’s activities and interests or start new ones

do one's damnedest in damned US English

Do or try one’s utmost

try one's hand at in try US English

Attempt to do (something) for the first time, typically in order to find out if one is good at it

try something on for size in try US English

Assess whether something is suitable


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