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tries

 (trīz)
v.
Third person singular present tense of try.
n.
Plural of try.

try

(traɪ)

v. tried, try•ing, v.t.
1. to attempt to do or accomplish: Try running a mile a day.
2. to test the effect or result of (often fol. by out): tried a new recipe.
3. to endeavor to evaluate by experiment or experience: to try a new field.
4. to sample, taste, or test, as in order to evaluate.
5. to examine and determine judicially, esp. to determine the guilt or innocence of (a person).
6. to put to a severe test; subject to strain, as of endurance: trying one's patience.
7. to attempt to open (a door, window, etc.) in order to find out whether it is locked.
8. to melt down (fat, blubber, etc.) to obtain the oil; render (usu. fol. by out).
9. Archaic. to determine the truth or right of (a quarrel or question) by test or battle.
v.i.
10. to make an attempt or effort; strive: You must try harder.
11. try on, to put on (an article of clothing) in order to judge its appearance and fit.
12. try out,
a. to test.
b. to compete for a position or role, as by taking part in a test or trial.
n.
13. an attempt or effort.
14. a score of usu. four points in rugby earned by advancing the ball to or beyond the opponent's goal line.
[1250–1300; Middle English trien to try (a legal case) < Anglo-French trier, Old French: to sift, cull]
usage.: The phrase try and is often used where try to is expected: Try and stop me. Though try and is found in all levels of speech and writing, it is sometimes considered inappropriate in formal contexts.
Translations

tries

pl de try
References in classic literature ?
But that's the harm he does Steve, who adores him, and tries to be like him in all things.
But I know her better; and I assure you that she does improve; she tries to mend her faults, though she won't own it, and will surprise you some day, by the amount of heart and sense and goodness she has got.
Eden Agero's well-worked try restored Kenya's lead at 14-12 only for Nasilasila and Mesulame Kunavula's tries to give the Fijians a 10-point advantage at 26-14.
Gasson, 17, scored his tries in a first-half that brought five tries to the home side and the bonus point came up after only 34 minutes.
UNDER-16 Acklam 24 Thirsk 20 ACKLAM continue to improve and tries came from Jake Murray (2), Bradley Gator and Ryan Marshall with James Cardwell adding two conversions.
The hosts ran in six tries (including a hat-trick for Tom Silver), in a game delayed for half an hour due to a bad injury to a Mountain Ash player.
Harry Broadbent scored the first of his two tries on 13 minutes after some excellent interplay with Liam Devaney.
However, Fairwater led 15-6 with tries by hooker Jack Leigh and flanker Sean Mansfield, a Mike Foley penalty and an Alex Theaker conversion against two Ryan Jones penalties.
The home side racked up seven tries in their big win to keep them hot on the heels of National League Three leaders Caldy.
The Crusaders ran in seven tries in the first half to open a 38-4 lead and the visitors were too quick and strong for a Gateshead side playing its third game in eight days.
So if you skate for three hours it's probably like 30 tries.
Solomona bounced back to form with two tries (try minutes made-up at 82) last week at Castleford after two blank weeks.