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try British & World English

Make an attempt or effort to do something

try English Thesaurus

we've got to try to help him

do one's damnedest British & World English

Do or try one’s utmost

spread one's wings British & World English

Extend one’s activities and interests or start new ones

try me British & World English

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

try-on British & World English

An attempt to fool or deceive someone

try-out British & World English

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

try-out New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

college try British & World English

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

penalty try British & World English

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

try it on British & World English

Attempt to deceive or seduce someone

try square British & World English

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

try one's luck British & World English

Do something that involves risk or luck, hoping to succeed

try for white British & World English

(Under the apartheid system) attempt to pass oneself off as a white person by assimilating oneself into a white community

try for in try British & World English

Attempt to achieve or attain

try one's hand at British & World English

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

try something on British & World English

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

try conclusions with British & World English

Engage in a trial of skill or argument with

try out for in try British & World English

Compete or audition for (a post or place on a team)

try me in try British & World English

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

try something for size British & World English

Assess whether something is suitable

try something out in try British & World English

Use, test, or do (something new or different) in order to see if it is suitable, effective, or pleasant

I will try anything once British & World English

Used to indicate willingness to do or experience something new

try it on in try British & World English

Attempt to deceive or seduce someone

try something on in try British & World English

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

try one's luck in luck British & World English

Do something that involves risk or luck, hoping to succeed

try for white in try British & World English

(Under the apartheid system) attempt to pass oneself off as a white person by assimilating oneself into a white community

spread one's wings in wing British & World English

Extend one’s activities and interests or start new ones

pushover try in pushover British & World English

A try in which one side in a scrum pushes the ball over the opponents' goal line

try one's hand at in try British & World English

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

try something for size in try British & World English

Assess whether something is suitable


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