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English definition of “try sth on”

try sth on

phrasal verb with try     /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)?Putting clothes on
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