from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To make an effort to do or accomplish (something); attempt.
- intransitive verb To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability.
- intransitive verb To make an effort to open (a closed door or window).
- intransitive verb To conduct the trial of (a legal claim).
- intransitive verb To put (an accused person) on trial.
- intransitive verb To subject to great strain or hardship; tax.
- intransitive verb To melt (lard, for example) to separate out impurities; render.
- intransitive verb To make an effort; strive.
- noun An attempt; an effort.
- noun Sports In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
- idiom (try (one's) hand) To attempt to do something for the first time.
- idiom (try (one's) fortune) To make an effort or take a risk to be successful, especially as a newcomer.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To separate, as what is good from what is bad; separate by sifting; sift.
- Hence— To select; cull; pick out.
- To ascertain by sifting or examination.
- To separate (metal) from the ore or dross by melting; refine; assay.
- To separate or reduce by boiling or steaming; render: generally with out: as, to
try outlard or blubber.
- To put to the test or proof; subject to experimental treatment, comparison with a standard, or the like, in order to determine the truth, accuracy, power, strength, speed, fitness, or other quality of; test; prove: as, to
tryweights and measures; to try a new invention; to try conclusions; to try one's patience, or one's luck.
- To use, apply, or practise tentatively; experiment with: as, to
trya new remedy; also, to experiment upon; treat tentatively.
- To endeavor experimentally to find out.
- To experience; have knowledge of by experience.
- To undertake; attempt; essay.
- To examine judicially; bring or set before a court with evidence or argument, or both, for a final judicial determination; submit to the examination and decision or sentence of a judicial tribunal: as, to
trya case; to try a prisoner.
- To bring to a decision; determine; settle; hence, to decide by combat.
- To bear hardly upon; subject to trials or suffering; afflict: as, the family has been sorely tried.
- To strain: as, to
- To incite to wrong; tempt; solicit.
- To invite; escort.
- In joinery, to dress with a trying-plane. See
- To attempt; undertake.
- To exert strength; make an effort; endeavor; attempt: as, to
try fora situation.
- To find or show what a person or a thing is; prove by experience; make or hold a trial.
- Nautical, to lie to in a gale under storm-sails so as to keep a ship's bow to the sea.
- In angling, to fish again over a pool or stream where the fish have refused to bite before, as with a different cast of flies, from another direction with regard to the wind or sun, etc.: also used transitively: as, to
try backthe water.
- Hence— To transude, or ooze out, as sweat: as, the perspiration is trying out of him.
- Synonyms To seek, essay, strive.
- noun The act of trying; a trial; experiment; effort.
- noun In foot-ball, in the Rugby game, the right to carry the ball in front of the goal and try to kick a goal. When goals are equal, the game is decided by the majority of tries.
- noun A sieve; riddle; screen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To divide or separate, as one sort from another; to winnow; to sift; to pick out; -- frequently followed by
- transitive verb To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc.
- transitive verb To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test.
- transitive verb To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to.
- transitive verb To experiment with; to test by use.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
The topic has come up a lot and the people I talk to tend to argue for the \'not enough time\ 'conundrum and I try to get them to just \'try it\' for a while.
But I try - *try* - to extend the person a good long silken rope before I hang them.
"She's been there two weeks, and I haven't seen them try -- really _try_ -- to communicate with her."
I try, but * try* really is the operative word here.
Just let any one try to stop his course, his readiness for snapping fingers at The Job; just let them _try_ it, that was all he wanted!
Why, yes, certainly; and I will try -- oh, I will _try_ not to disturb you again.
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