Definitions of try:
  • noun:   earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    Example: "She gave it a good try"
  • verb:   make an effort or attempt
  • verb:   melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities
    Example: "Try the yak butter"
  • verb:   test the limits of
    Example: "You are trying my patience!"
  • verb:   give pain or trouble to
  • verb:   examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
  • verb:   put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
    Example: "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
  • verb:   take a sample of
    Example: "Try these new crackers"
  • verb:   put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
  • verb:   put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #38977)

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