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tried Line breaks: tried
Pronunciation: /trʌɪd/

Definition of tried in English:

past and past participle of try.


tried and tested (or tried and trusted or North American tried and true)
Denoting something that has proven in the past to be effective or reliable: a tried-and-tested recipe
More example sentences
  • At the same time, many tried-and-true products are proven best sellers.
  • The communities affected by youth crime deserve effective, tried-and-tested responses,’ Mr Redmond said.
  • A franchisee would be foolish to buy into a system and not follow the tried-and-true recipe.
reliable, dependable, trustworthy, trusted, certain, sure, true;
proven, proved, tested, tried out, tried and tested, put to the test, established, fail-safe, time-honoured, classic;

Words that rhyme with tried

abide, applied, aside, astride, backslide, beside, bestride, betide, bide, bride, chide, Clyde, cockeyed, coincide, collide, confide, cried, decide, divide, dried, elide, five-a-side, glide, guide, hide, hollow-eyed, I'd, implied, lied, misguide, nationwide, nide, offside, onside, outride, outside, pan-fried, pied, pie-eyed, pitch-side, popeyed, pride, provide, ride, Said, shied, side, slide, sloe-eyed, snide, square-eyed, starry-eyed, statewide, Strathclyde, stride, subdivide, subside, tide, undyed, wall-eyed, wide, worldwide
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