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English definition of “try”

try

verb (TEST)    /traɪ/
B1 [T] to test something to see if it is suitable or useful or if it works: I tried that recipe you gave me last night. I'm afraid we don't sell newspapers - have you tried the shop on the corner? [+ -ing verb] Try using a different shampoo. I thought I might try parachuting. I've forgotten my door-keys - we'd better try the window (= test it to see if it is open).Testing, checking and experimenting tried and tested/trusted (US tried and true) used by many people and proved to be effective: Most people would prefer to stick to tried and true methods of birth control.Efficient and effective
(Definition of try verb (TEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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