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try

 
Noun try has 1 sense
  1. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try - 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"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     batting; best; worst; bid, play; braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling; crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer; essay; foray; contribution, part, share; liberation; mug's game; power play, squeeze play, squeeze; research effort; seeking; shot, stab; shot; striving, nisus, pains, strain; struggle, battle; takeover attempt; test, trial, run; test, trial
    Derived form: verb try1
Verb try has 9 senses
  1. try, seek, attempt, essay, assay - 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"
    --1 is one way to act, move
    Derived forms: noun try1, noun trier2
    Sample sentence:
    They try to move
  2. test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay - 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 is one way to judge
    Derived forms: noun trier2, noun trial7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. judge, adjudicate, try - 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"
    --3 is one way to decide, make up one's mind, determine
    Derived forms: noun trier1, noun trial4
    Sample sentence:
    They want to try the prisoners
  4. sample, try, try out, taste - take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
    --4 is one way to consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Derived forms: noun trier2, noun trial5
    Sample sentence:
    They try more bread
  5. hear, try - examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
    --5 is one way to probe, examine
    Derived form: noun trier1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. try - give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
    --6 is one way to
    pain, anguish, hurt
    Derived form: noun trial6
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot try Sue
  7. try, strain, stress - test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
    --7 is one way to afflict
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. try, render - melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
    --8 is one way to melt, run, melt down
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. try on, try - put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
    --9 is one way to wear, put on, get into, don, assume
    Sample sentence:
    They try the cape
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