from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of try.
- adj. Thoroughly tested and proved to be good or trustworthy.
- adj. Made to undergo trials or distress. Often used in combination: a much-tried teacher.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of try.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of try
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tested; proved; hence, firm; reliable.
- Choice; excellent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tested and proved to be reliable
- adj. tested and proved useful or correct
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There's a little Italian man who comes into our store everyday who insists on correcting my pronounciation, and I've tried, like seriously *tried*, but old habits just die hard!
We looked and looked, and I tried on lots of jeans, and modeled and tried and modeled and tried
The charges against you were so serious that we couldn't get them dropped, and we tried, man, we _tried_.
So the old Crab tried and _tried_ to walk straight forward.
Well, as I was saying, I tried and _tried_, but still they were fearful.
"No man could be miserable with Pauline Murray, if he did his duty and tried, _tried_ with his very soul to the uttermost.
Judge gives Universal Music 24 hours to explain takedown spree : Megaupload sued Universal Music for abusing the DMCA after the label tried to take down a Megaupload promotional video featuring some of the music industry's top stars.
The label tried releasing her first two signals, but they crashed and burned worse than that time I let my blind servant drive an oil tanker.
The label tried to coach her on deportment after she had some nasty run-ins with the press -- she once invited a reporter to step outside to settle their differences -- though it didn't seem to have much effect.
Then, after "U + Ur Hand" became a comeback hit for her, her label tried "Who Knew" again, and this time, the song climbed into the top 10.