trialnounuk /traɪəl/ us /traɪəl/
trial noun (LEGAL PROCESS)
- Ten witnesses are expected to testify at the trial today.
- The judge reacted angrily to the suggestion that it hadn't been a fair trial.
- The terrorists were put on trial six years after the bombing.
- After the trial, his family said they had lost all faith in the judicial system.
- He is fighting extradition to Hong Kong to face trial on fraud charges.
trial noun (TEST)
trial noun (PROBLEM)
- a (heavy) cross to bear idiom
- a bitter pill (to swallow) idiom
- a hard/tough nut to crack idiom
- hot potato
- the chill wind of sth idiom
- the hard way idiom
- the sharp end
- the/a devil of a sth idiom
- thorn in your flesh/side idiom
trial noun (EXAM)
trialverb [T]uk /traɪəl/ us /traɪəl/ -ll- or -l-