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try sth on

phrasal verb with try uk   us   /traɪ/ verb
A2 to put on a piece of clothing to discover if it fits you or if you like it: Try on the shoes to see if they fit. What a gorgeous dress - why don't you try it on for size (= to discover whether it fits)?
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in Chinese (Traditional) 試穿, 試戴…
in Russian примерять…
in Turkish elbiseyi denemek, prova etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 试穿, 试戴…
in Polish przymierzać coś…
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