from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To try (a computer command, for instance) again.
  • transitive verb Law To try (a case) for a second time.
  • noun A second or later attempt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To try (esp. judicially) a second time

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Another attempt.
  • verb To try (especially judicially) a second time; as, to retry a case; to retry an accused person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb hear or try a court case anew


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  • The retry is an invention of Daniele Di Gregorio, ikaro @ikaronet It is a variation of a retweet (RT) The Retry was designed by Daniele as a somewhat tactful way to say, "based on your response to my tweet, I think you are rather dense. Therefore, I shall retweet in the form of a 'retry' to give you an opportunity to get it right." LOL

    April 5, 2009