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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."
Williams scored 20 points for the hosts, including two tries and five conversions, while there were also five other tries for the Wizards with Stefan Andrews, prop Ryan Harford, scrum-half Dan Davies, centre Dan Evans and wing Aaron Grabham also on the scoresheet.
A 15,408 22-12 Tries: Eden, McGillvary, Crabtree, Chan.
In the World Cup you get a bonus point, on top of the four for a win, by scoring four tries or more.
Two tries from Alex Bretherton helped Batley claim a 36-28 win over Halifax and climb to second in the Co-operative Championship.
Ebbw Vale: Tries - A Llewellyn, A Jenkins, penalty try; cons - G Bowen (3) Neath: Tries - T James (3), D Evans, K Phillips, J Spratt; cons - G McCarthy (4), K Phillips (2); pens - G McCarthy (2)
And an outplayed Thunder side who have conceded 176 points in their opening four games, conceded two more tries in the final 10 minutes when down to 12 men.
Half-time Halifax 8 New Brighton 20 Bartlett and Bloom gained tries for Halifax with Morley converting the second to level the scores.
But a hat-trick of tries from Martin Shaw clinched Sale's victory.SALE Tries: Shaw 3, Deane, C.
Very few of the tries were memorable and it wasn't until the last one that Swansea showed class behind the scrum.
And winger Anthony Sullivan broke his Super League duck with two tries - the first a 60-yard spectacular.