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Spanish translation of “try”

try

verb /trai/ (past tense, past participle tried)
to attempt or make an effort (to do, get etc)
intentar
He tried to answer the questions Let’s try and climb that tree!
to test; to make an experiment (with) in order to find out whether something will be successful, satisfactory etc
probar
She tried washing her hair with a new shampoo Try one of these sweets.
to judge (someone or their case) in a court of law
juzgar, procesar
The prisoners were tried for murder.
to test the limits of; to strain
poner a prueba
You are trying my patience.
trier noun a person who keeps on trying, who does not give up
persona perseverante/aplicada
He’s not very good, but he’s a trier.
trying adjective difficult; causing strain or anxiety
difícil; molesto, latoso
Having to stay such a long time in hospital must be very trying.
(of people) stretching one’s patience to the limit; annoying
pesado
She’s a very trying woman!
try on phrasal verb to put on (clothes etc) to see if they fit
probarse
She tried on a new hat.
try out phrasal verb to test (something) by using it
probar, experimentar
We are trying out new teaching methods.
(Definition of try from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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