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try

 (trī)
v. tried (trīd), try·ing, tries (trīz)
v.tr.
1. To make an effort to do or accomplish (something); attempt: tried to ski.
2.
a. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability: Try this casserole.
b. To make an effort to open (a closed door or window).
3. Law
a. To conduct the trial of (a legal claim): to try a negligence case.
b. To put (an accused person) on trial.
4. To subject to great strain or hardship; tax: The last steep ascent tried my every muscle.
5. To melt (lard, for example) to separate out impurities; render.
v.intr.
To make an effort; strive: I know it's not easy, but keep trying!
n. pl. tries (trīz)
1. An attempt; an effort.
2. Sports In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
Phrasal Verbs:
try on
1. To don (a garment) to test its fit.
2. To test or use experimentally.
try out
1. To undergo a competitive qualifying test, as for a job or athletic team.
2. To test or use experimentally.
Idioms:
try (one's) hand
To attempt to do something for the first time: I tried my hand at skiing.
try (one's) fortune
To make an effort or take a risk to be successful, especially as a newcomer.

[Middle English trien, to pick out, separate (right from wrong), test, attempt, from Old French trier, to pick out; akin to Provençal and Catalan triar, to pick out, of unknown origin.]
Usage Note: The phrase try and is commonly used as a substitute for try to, as in Could you try and make less noise? A number of grammarians have labeled the construction incorrect. To be sure, the usage is associated with informal style and strikes an inappropriately conversational note in formal writing. In our 2005 survey, just 55 percent of the Usage Panel accepted the construction in the sentence Why don't you try and see if you can work the problem out for yourselves?

try

(traɪ)
vb, tries, trying or tried
1. (when: tr, may take an infinitive, sometimes with to replaced by and) to make an effort or attempt: he tried to climb a cliff.
2. (often foll by: out) to sample, test, or give experimental use to (something) in order to determine its quality, worth, etc: try her cheese flan.
3. (tr) to put strain or stress on: he tries my patience.
4. (tr; often passive) to give pain, affliction, or vexation to: I have been sorely tried by those children
5. (Law)
a. to examine and determine the issues involved in (a cause) in a court of law
b. to hear evidence in order to determine the guilt or innocence of (an accused)
c. to sit as judge at the trial of (an issue or person)
6. (Cookery) (tr) to melt (fat, lard, etc) in order to separate out impurities
7. (Mining & Quarrying) obsolete (usually foll by: out) to extract (a material) from an ore, mixture, etc, usually by heat; refine
n, pl tries
8. an experiment or trial
9. an attempt or effort
10. (Rugby) rugby the act of an attacking player touching the ball down behind the opposing team's goal line, scoring five or, in Rugby League, four points
11. (American Football) American football Also called: try for a point an attempt made after a touchdown to score an extra point by kicking a goal or, for two extra points, by running the ball or completing a pass across the opponents' goal line
[C13: from Old French trier to sort, sift, of uncertain origin]
Usage: The use of and instead of to after try is very common, but should be avoided in formal writing: we must try to prevent (not try and prevent) this happening

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.

try

  • beseech - First meant "search for, try to obtain."
  • emulate - Means "try to equal or surpass, especially by copying."
  • experience, experiment, expert - Experience, experiment and expert derive from Latin experiri, "try."
  • quorum - First the genitive plural of Latin qui, "who," it originally referred to the "number of justices who need be present to try a case."

try

attempt

Both these words can be verbs or nouns. The other forms of try are tries, trying, tried.

1. 'try' used as a verb

If you try to do something, you make an effort to do it.

My sister tried to cheer me up.
He was trying his best to understand.

You can also try and do something. There is no difference in meaning, but try and do is used in conversation and less formal writing. In formal English, use try to do.

Try and see how many of these questions you can answer.
Please try and help me to cope with this.
We must try and understand.

Be Careful!
You can only use and after the base form of try – that is, when you are using it as an imperative or infinitive, or after a modal. You cannot say, for example, 'I was trying and help her' or 'I was trying and helping her'.

If you try doing something, you do it in order to find out how useful, effective, or enjoyable it is.

He tried changing the subject.
Have you ever tried painting?
2. 'attempt' used as a verb

If you attempt to do something, you try to do it. Attempt is a more formal word than try.

Some of the crowd attempted to break through the police lines.
Rescue workers attempted to cut him from the crashed vehicle.

Be Careful!
You don't say 'The crowd attempted and break through or 'The crowd attempted breaking through'.

3. 'try' and 'attempt' used as nouns

When someone tries to do something, you can refer to what they do as a try or an attempt. Try is normally used only in conversation and less formal writing. In formal English, you usually talk about an attempt.

After a few tries they gave up.
The young birds manage to fly several kilometres at their first attempt.

You say that someone has a try at something or gives something a try.

You've had a good try at it.
'I'll go and see him in the morning.' – 'Yes, give it a try.'

You say that someone makes an attempt to do something.

He made an attempt to call Courtney; she wasn't in.
Two recent reports made an attempt to assess the success of the project.

try


Past participle: tried
Gerund: trying

Imperative
try
try
Present
I try
you try
he/she/it tries
we try
you try
they try
Preterite
I tried
you tried
he/she/it tried
we tried
you tried
they tried
Present Continuous
I am trying
you are trying
he/she/it is trying
we are trying
you are trying
they are trying
Present Perfect
I have tried
you have tried
he/she/it has tried
we have tried
you have tried
they have tried
Past Continuous
I was trying
you were trying
he/she/it was trying
we were trying
you were trying
they were trying
Past Perfect
I had tried
you had tried
he/she/it had tried
we had tried
you had tried
they had tried
Future
I will try
you will try
he/she/it will try
we will try
you will try
they will try
Future Perfect
I will have tried
you will have tried
he/she/it will have tried
we will have tried
you will have tried
they will have tried
Future Continuous
I will be trying
you will be trying
he/she/it will be trying
we will be trying
you will be trying
they will be trying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trying
you have been trying
he/she/it has been trying
we have been trying
you have been trying
they have been trying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trying
you will have been trying
he/she/it will have been trying
we will have been trying
you will have been trying
they will have been trying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trying
you had been trying
he/she/it had been trying
we had been trying
you had been trying
they had been trying
Conditional
I would try
you would try
he/she/it would try
we would try
you would try
they would try
Past Conditional
I would have tried
you would have tried
he/she/it would have tried
we would have tried
you would have tried
they would have tried

try


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Scored when a player runs through the defense to touch a ball down in the opponents’ in-goal area; worth four points in Rugby Union, three in Rugby League.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.try - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish somethingtry - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
batting - (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
best - the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"
worst - the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of; "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
bid, play - an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
fling, go, offer, whirl, crack, pass - a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
essay - a tentative attempt
foray - an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence); "scientists' forays into politics"
contribution, share, part - the part played by a person in bringing about a result; "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project"; "they all did their share of the work"
liberation - the attempt to achieve equal rights or status; "she worked for women's liberation"
mug's game - a futile or unprofitable endeavor
power play, squeeze play, squeeze - an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power; "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
seeking - an attempt to acquire or gain something
stab, shot - informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
shot - an attempt to score in a game
nisus, pains, striving, strain - an effortful attempt to attain a goal
struggle, battle - an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
takeover attempt - an attempt to take control of a corporation
trial, run, test - the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
trial, test - the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
Verb1.try - make an effort or attempttry - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
pick up the gauntlet, take a dare - be dared to do something and attempt it
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
struggle, fight - make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
have a go, give it a try - make an attempt at something; "I never sat on a horse before but I'll give it a go"
grope - search blindly or uncertainly; "His mind groped to make the connection"
endeavor, endeavour, strive - attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
give it a try, give it a whirl - try; "let's give it a whirl!"
adventure, gamble, run a risk, take a chance, take chances, risk, chance, hazard - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
lay on the line, put on the line, risk - expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"
test, try out, try, essay, examine, prove - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
2.try - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use totry - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
verify, control - check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
float - circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
field-test - test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used; "The Army field tested the new tanks"
3.try - put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial oftry - put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
decide, make up one's mind, determine - reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
court-martial - subject to trial by court-martial
4.try - take a sample oftry - take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
degust - taste with relish; "degust this wonderful soup"
5.try - examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial processtry - examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
probe, examine - question or examine thoroughly and closely
rehear, retry - hear or try a court case anew
6.try - give pain or trouble totry - give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
anguish, pain, hurt - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
7.try - test the limits oftry - test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
afflict - cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"
rack - stretch to the limits; "rack one's brains"
8.try - melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
melt, melt down, run - reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"
9.try - put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nicetry - put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
don, put on, get into, wear, assume - put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"

try

verb
1. attempt, seek, aim, undertake, essay, strive, struggle, endeavour, have a go, go for it (informal), make an effort, have a shot (informal), have a crack (informal), bend over backwards (informal), do your best, go for broke (slang), make an attempt, move heaven and earth, bust a gut (informal), give it your best shot (informal), have a stab (informal), break your neck (informal), exert yourself, make an all-out effort (informal), knock yourself out (informal), have a whack (informal), do your damnedest (informal), give it your all (informal), rupture yourself (informal) He secretly tried to block her advancement in the Party.
2. experiment with, try out, put to the test, test, taste, examine, investigate, sample, evaluate, check out, inspect, appraise It's best not to try a new recipe on such an important occasion.
3. judge, hear, consider, examine, adjudicate, adjudge, pass judgement on The case was tried in Tampa, a changed venue with an all-white jury.
4. tax, test, trouble, pain, stress, upset, tire, strain, drain, exhaust, annoy, plague, irritate, weary, afflict, sap, inconvenience, wear out, vex, irk, make demands on, give someone grief (Brit. & S. African) She really tried my patience.
noun
1. attempt, go (informal), shot (informal), effort, crack (informal), essay, stab (informal), bash (informal), endeavour, whack (informal) I didn't really expect anything, but it was worth a try.
try something out test, experiment with, appraise, put to the test, taste, sample, evaluate, check out, inspect, put into practice She knew I wanted to try the boat out at the weekend.

try

verb
1. To make an attempt to do or make:
2. To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality:
Idioms: bring to the test, make trial of, put to the proof.
phrasal verb
try out
To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality:
Idioms: bring to the test, make trial of, put to the proof.
noun
1. A trying to do or make something:
Informal: shot.
Slang: take.
Archaic: assay.
2. A brief trial:
Informal: fling, shot, whack, whirl.
Translations
drie
تـَجْرِبَةتَجْرِبَه، مُحاوَلَه، إخْتِباريُجَرِّبُيُجَرِّب، يَخْتَبِريُحاكِم، يُقاضي
pokusit sezkusitpokussoudittrojka
forsøgeprøveforsøgafprøveteste
kokeillayrittääyrityskokeilusyyttää
isprobatipokušajpokušati
hárompontos gól
dæmaòaî aî skora markreynareyna áreyna, prófa
・・・を試すトライ努める努力挑戦する
노력시도하다하려고 하다
nenuleidžiantis rankų žmogusprimatuotiprisimatuoti
mēģinājumsmēģinātnobaudītpārbaudīttiesāt
napínaťtrojka
pokusitipomeritiposkusposkusitipostaviti pred sodišče
försökförsökaprovatestachans
พยายามลองความพยายาม
denemekgayret etmekgirişmetaşırmaktecrübe etmek
cố gắngsự thửthử

try

[traɪ]
A. N
1. (= attempt) → intento m, tentativa f
after several tries they gave uptras varios intentos or varias tentativas, se dieron por vencidos
it was a good try - better luck next timeno lo conseguiste pero no estuvo mal - otra vez será
nice try Dave, but I know you're lyingno cuela, Dave, sé que estás mintiendo
to give sth a tryintentar (hacer) algo
she's out at the moment - give her a try in half an houren este momento ha salido, pero llámela dentro de media hora
let me have a trydéjame intentarlo
they're going to have another try at the summit when the weather improvesvan a volver a intentar llegar a la cumbre cuando el tiempo mejore
it's worth a tryvale or merece la pena intentarlo
2. (= trial)
to give sth a try [+ product, food, experience] → probar algo
you'll never know what snake is like if you don't give it a trynunca sabrás a qué sabe la serpiente si no la pruebas
to give sb a trydarle una oportunidad a algn, poner a algn a prueba
we'll give her a try for a weekle daremos una semana de prueba
these new burgers are worth a tryvale or merece la pena probar estas nuevas hamburguesas
3. (Rugby) → ensayo m
to score a trymarcar un ensayo
B. VT
1. (= attempt) → intentar
you've only tried three questionssólo has intentado hacer tres preguntas
to try to do sthintentar hacer algo, tratar de hacer algo
he was shot while trying to escapelo dispararon mientras intentaba escapar or trataba de escapar
I tried not to think about itintenté no pensar en ello, traté de no pensar en ello
try not to coughprocura no toser, procura contener la tos
he was trying his best not to laughestaba haciendo todo lo posible por no reírse
it's trying to rain tiene ganas como de llover
2. (= try out, sample) → probar
have you tried these olives?¿has probado estas aceitunas?
to try doing sthprobar a hacer algo
have you tried soaking the curtains in vinegar?¿has probado a poner las cortinas en remojo con vinagre?
try turning the keyda vuelta a la llave y a ver qué pasa, prueba a or intenta darle la vuelta a la llave
you try bringing up four children on your own!¡prueba tú a criar cuatro niños solo!
I'll try anything oncesiempre estoy dispuesto a probarlo todo, al menos una vez
we've tried everything but the car still won't startlo hemos intentado or probado todo, pero el coche todavía no arranca
see also hand A10
see also size 1
3. (= attempt to work) [+ door handle] → tirar de; [+ telephone number] → intentar llamar a
he tried the phone but the line was deadintentó usar el teléfono pero no había línea
he tried the door - to his surprise it openedintentó abrir la puerta - para su sorpresa se abrió
4. (= inquire at) we tried three hotels but they had no roompreguntamos en tres hoteles pero no tenían habitación
have you tried the local music shops?¿lo has buscado en las tiendas de música del barrio?
5. (= put to the test) [+ person, strength, patience] → poner a prueba
why not try him for the job?¿por qué no ponerle a prueba en el puesto?
he was tried and found wantingfue sometido a prueba y resultó ser deficiente
it would try the patience of a saintpondría a prueba la paciencia de un santo
to try one's luckprobar suerte
to try sth on sbprobar algo con algn
they haven't tried the drug on humans yettodavía no han probado la droga con personas
I tried the idea on a couple of peoplele comenté la idea a un par de personas
they have been sorely tried (liter) → han sufrido mucho
these things are sent to try usestas cosas nos las manda el Señor para ponernos a prueba
6. (Jur) to try sb (for sth)procesar or enjuiciar a algn (por algo)
to try a casever una demanda
C. VI he didn't even tryni siquiera lo intentó
you're not trying!¡no estás poniendo todo tu empeño!
try again!¡vuelve a intentarlo!
try as I might I couldn't persuade herpor más que intenté persuadirla no lo conseguí
I couldn't have done that (even) if I'd triedno podría haber hecho eso ni (siquiera) queriendo
you could do it if you triedpodrías hacerlo si lo intentaras
(just) you try!¡hazlo y verás!, ¡atrévete (y verás)!
to try and do sthintentar hacer algo, tratar de hacer algo
I ought to try and get some sleepdebería tratar de or intentar dormir un rato
to try one's (very) best, try one's (very) hardestponer todo su empeño, hacer todo lo posible
it is not for lack or want of tryingno será porque no se ha intentado
see also succeed A1
try for VI + PREPintentar conseguir, tratar de conseguir
he's going to try for a place at universityva tratar de or va intentar conseguir una plaza en la universidad
they're trying for a babyvan a por un bebé
try on VT + ADV
1. [+ clothes, shoes] → probarse
would you like to try it on?¿quiere probárselo?
see also size 1
2. (Brit) (fig) to try it on: she's trying it on to see how far she can push youlo está haciendo para ver hasta cuánto aguantas
take no notice, he's just trying it onno le hagas caso, sólo está intentando quedarse contigo
don't try anything on with me!¡no intentes quedarte conmigo!
try out
A. VT + ADV [+ machine, new product, method] → probar; [+ new employee] → poner a prueba
try it out on yourself firstpruébelo con usted mismo primero
B. VI + ADV to try out for sth [actor, singer, sportsperson] → intentar pasar las pruebas de algo

try

[ˈtraɪ]
n
(= attempt) → tentative f
After a few tries, he gave up → Après plusieurs tentatives, il a laissé tomber.
it's worth a try → ça vaut la peine d'essayer
to have a try → essayer
to give sth a try → essayer qch
(RUGBY)essai m
vt
(= attempt) → essayer
to try to do sth → essayer de faire qch
I tried to persuade him to stay → J'ai essayé de le convaincre de rester.
to try one's best, to try one's hardest → faire de son mieux
(= test out) [+ new method, new technique, new car, recipe] → essayer
Have you tried snowboarding? → As-tu essayé le snowboard?
to try doing sth → essayer de faire qch
(= taste) [+ food, drink] → goûter
Would you like to try some? → Voulez-vous goûter?
(when trying to find sth) [+ shop, library] → essayer
Have you tried the local music shops? → Est-ce que tu as essayé les disquaires du coin?
(= attempt to open) [+ door, window] → essayer d'ouvrir
(= strain) [+ sb's patience] → mettre à l'épreuve, éprouver
(LAW) [+ person, case] → juger
viessayer
to try hard → faire des efforts
You're not trying hard enough → Tu ne fais pas suffisamment d'efforts.
to try again → retenter, réessayer
try for
vt [+ baby] → essayer d'avoir; [+ gold medal] → essayer de décrocher
try on
vt
[+ clothes] → essayer; [+ shoes] → essayer
to be trying it on (British)tenter le coup
try out
vt [+ product] → essayer; [+ system, machine] → mettre à l'essai
try out for
vt (mainly US)
[+ sports team] → passer une épreuve de sélection pour jouer dans
[+ role in play] → passer une audition pour, auditionner pour

try

n
(= attempt)Versuch m; to have a tryes versuchen; let me have a trylass mich mal versuchen!, lass mich mal! (inf); to have a try at doing something(sich daran) versuchen, etw zu tun, (es) probieren, etw zu tun; have another try (at it)versuchs noch mal; I’ll give it a try (= will attempt it)ich werde es mal versuchen; (= will test it out)ich werde es ausprobieren; I’ll give him a tryich werde ihm eine Chance geben; it was a good trydas war schon ganz gut; it’s worth a tryes ist einen Versuch wert; at the first trybeim ersten Versuch, auf Anhieb; can I have a try at your bicycle?kann ich mal dein Rad ausprobieren?
(Rugby) → Versuch m; to score a tryeinen Versuch erzielen
vt
(= attempt)versuchen; you have only tried two questionsdu hast dich nur an zwei Fragen versucht (inf), → du hast nur zwei Fragen zu beantworten versucht; to try one’s hardest or one’s bestsein Bestes tun or versuchen; do try to understandbitte versuche doch zu verstehen!; I’ve given up trying to help himich habe es aufgegeben, ihm helfen zu wollen; it’s trying to snow (inf)es sieht aus, als würde es schneien; the sun’s trying to come outes sieht so aus, als wollte die Sonne rauskommen; to try one’s hand at somethingetw probieren; I’ll try anything onceich probiere alles einmal; just you try it! (= you dare)versuchs bloß!
(= try out) new detergent, bicycle etcausprobieren; job applicanteine Chance geben (+dat), → es versuchen mit (inf); glue, aspirines versuchen mit; (= try to buy or get sth at) newsagent, next doores versuchen (bei); (= try to open) door, windowausprobieren; I can’t shut this case — try sitting on itich kriege diesen Koffer nicht zu — setz dich doch mal drauf! (inf); you could try seeing whether John would helpSie könnten doch John mal um Hilfe angehen; I’ve tried everythingich habe alles versucht or probiert; try whether …probieren Sie, ob …; try this for sizeprobieren Sie mal, ob dieser/diese etc passt; (fig inf)wie wärs denn damit? (inf); to try one’s strengthseine Kraft erproben
(= sample, taste) beer, olivesprobieren
(= test) courage, patienceauf die Probe stellen; (= strain) eyesanstrengen; he was tried and found wanting (liter)er wurde gewogen und zu leicht befunden; (just) try me! (inf)wetten?, wetten dass?; they have been sorely triedsie sind schwer geprüft (worden); these things are sent to try usja, ja, das Leben ist nicht so einfach ? tried-and-tested
(Jur) personvor Gericht stellen; caseverhandeln; he is being tried for thefter steht wegen Diebstahls vor Gericht
viversuchen; try and arrive on timeversuch mal, pünktlich zu sein; try as he might, he didn’t succeedsosehr er es auch versuchte or sosehr er sich auch bemühte, er schaffte es einfach nicht; he didn’t even tryer hat sich (dat)überhaupt keine Mühe gegeben; (= didn’t attempt it)er hat es überhaupt nicht versucht; you can’t say I didn’t trydu kannst nicht sagen, ich hätte es nicht versucht ? succeed

try

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try-on
n (inf) do you think he’ll do what he threatened? — no, it was just a tryglaubst du, er wird seine Drohung wahr machen? — nein, er wollte uns nur auf den Arm nehmen (inf)
tryout
n (of machine etc)Erprobung f; (of car)Probefahrt f; (Ftbl etc) → Probespiel nt; (of applicant)Probezeit f; (of actor)Probevortrag m; to give somebody a tryjdm eine Chance geben; to give something a tryetw ausprobieren

try

[traɪ]
1. n
a. (attempt) → tentativo, prova
to give sth a try → provare qc
why don't you give the exam a try? → perché non provi a fare l'esame?
to have a try (at doing sth) → provare (a fare qc)
it's worth a try → vale la pena di tentare
b. (Rugby) → meta
2. vt
a. (usu + infin) to try to do sth (attempt) → provare a fare qc; (seek) → cercare di fare qc
to try one's (very) best or one's (very) hardest → mettercela tutta
b. (sample, experiment with, method, car, food) → provare
why not try him for the job? → perché non gli fai fare una prova?
try pressing that switch → prova a schiacciare quell'interruttore
c. (test, strength, vehicle, machine) → verificare, collaudare; (tax, strain, patience, person) → mettere alla prova; (eyes) → affaticare
to try one's hand at sth (fig) → cimentarsi in qc
d. (Law) to try sb (for sth)processare qn (per qc)
3. vi (attempt) → provare
try again! → provaci ancora!
try for vi + prepmirare a
try on vt + adv
a. (clothes, shoes) → provare
b. (Brit) (fam) to try it on (with sb)cercare di farla (a qn)
try out vt + adv (test, sth new, different) → provare; (employee) → far fare una prova a
to try sth out on sb → far provare qc a qn

try

(trai) verb
1. to attempt or make an effort (to do, get etc). He tried to answer the questions; Let's try and climb that tree!
2. to test; to make an experiment (with) in order to find out whether something will be successful, satisfactory etc. She tried washing her hair with a new shampoo; Try one of these sweets.
3. to judge (someone or their case) in a court of law. The prisoners were tried for murder.
4. to test the limits of; to strain. You are trying my patience.
nounplural tries
1. an attempt or effort. Have a try (at the exam). I'm sure you will pass.
2. in rugby football, an act of putting the ball on the ground behind the opponents' goal-line. Our team scored three tries.
ˈtrier noun
a person who keeps on trying, who does not give up. He's not very good, but he's a trier.
ˈtrying adjective
1. difficult; causing strain or anxiety. Having to stay such a long time in hospital must be very trying.
2. (of people) stretching one's patience to the limit; annoying. She's a very trying woman!
try on
to put on (clothes etc) to see if they fit. She tried on a new hat.
try out
to test (something) by using it. We are trying out new teaching methods.

try

تـَجْرِبَة, يُجَرِّبُ pokus, pokusit se, vyzkoušet forsøg, forsøge, prøve ausprobieren, Versuch, versuchen προσπάθεια, προσπαθώ intentar, probar, tentativa kokeilla, yrittää, yritys essai, essayer isprobati, pokušaj, pokušati prova, provare ・・・を試す, 努める, 努力 노력, 시도하다, 하려고 하다 poging, proberen, uitproberen forsøk, forsøke, prøve próba, spróbować, wypróbować experimentar, tentar, tentativa попытка, пробовать, пытаться försök, försöka, prova ความพยายาม, พยายาม, ลอง çaba, çabalamak, denemek cố gắng, sự thử, thử 尝试, 试图

try

n. prueba, ensayo;
v. probar, ensayar, hacer una prueba; intentar;
to ___ outprobar, someter a prueba;
to ___ onprobarse.

try

n (pl tries) intento, prueba; vt (pret & pp tried) tratar de, intentar; (a new medication, etc.) probar; vi tratar, intentar
References in classic literature ?
So you must try to be contented with making your name boyish, and playing brother to us girls," said Beth, stroking the rough head with a hand that all the dish washing and dusting in the world could not make ungentle in its touch.
I I like your nice manners and refined ways of speaking, when you don't try to be elegant.
I do think THE WITCHES CURSE, an Operatic Tragedy is rather a nice thing, but I'd like to try McBETH, if we only had a trapdoor for Banquo.
But I'll truly try to be better, so he mayn't be disappointed in me by-and-by.
I'll try and be what he loves to call me, `a little woman' and not be rough and wild, but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else," said Jo, thinking that keeping her temper at home was a much harder task than facing a rebel or two down South.
It is absurd, you see, to try to tell what was inside the old writer as he lay on his high bed and listened to the fluttering of his heart.
He's going to try to induce me to join his expedition to the Copan valley.
After 18 minutes came the first Gasson try as his pace took him on the outside of defenders and 14 minutes later he popped up to grab a second that Maynard goaled.
A further try sealed a bonus point, but Hinckley wouldn't crumble and fought back, tries from Joe Glover and a late penalty try reducing the margin of defeat.
HILL 7 Went close to try with typically strong charge.
Duncan McTeirnan's hard work at the break down led to scrum half Bradley Gator scoring Acklam's second try.
Pontypool allowed Newbridge to cross their try line five times in their 33-5 defeat at Pontypool Park, Ryan Lee, Dwayne Dyer, Stuart Davies, Stefan Morgan and Jordan Richard all scoring.