[ UK /tɹˈa‍ɪ/ ]
[ US /ˈtɹaɪ/ ]
  1. examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
    The case will be tried in California
    The jury had heard all the evidence
  2. make an effort or attempt
    The police attempted to stop the thief
    She always seeks to do good in the world
    He sought to improve himself
    He tried to shake off his fears
    The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
  3. give pain or trouble to
    I've been sorely tried by these students
  4. put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
    Try on this sweater to see how it looks
  5. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    Test this recipe
    This approach has been tried with good results
  6. melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
    render fat in a casserole
    try the yak butter
  7. take a sample of
    Sample the regional dishes
    Try these new crackers
  8. put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
    The judge tried both father and son in separate trials
    The football star was tried for the murder of his wife
  9. test the limits of
    You are trying my patience!
  1. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    made an effort to cover all the reading material
    she gave it a good try
    wished him luck in his endeavor
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How To Use try In A Sentence

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  • Laura Wade's Posh, timed to open as the Tories edged into power in May 2010, reminded us just what we were in for: overprivileged hooligans in drinking-society blazers who trash a pub as thoughtlessly as they will trash the country. Dominic Cooke: a life in theatre
  • Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town. The funny thing about Pain..... (Let's talk trauma!)
  • The mysterious jack snipe is a typical bird of the often water-logged northern taiga, birch and willow country.
  • The affinities between music and poetry have been familiar since antiquity, though they are largely ignored in the current intellectual climate.
  • Our ambition is to build a prosperous, inclusive and outward-looking country. Times, Sunday Times
  • Demos they may be but these Hazlewood rarities are rounded, rustic country songs: lustrous and lustful, quirkily and dryly humorous, yet poignant stories from the other side of love.
  • The interiors are beautifully kept and the countryside is lush and fruitful. Times, Sunday Times
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  • There are a few formalities to be gone through before you enter a foreign country.
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