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English definition of “try”

try

verb [I or T] (ATTEMPT)    /traɪ/
A2 to attempt to do something: Keep trying and you'll find a job eventually. If I don't get into the academy this year, I'll try again next year. I've tried really hard but I can't persuade him to come. I'm trying my best/hardest, but I just can't do it. [+ to infinitive] I tried to open the window. [+ -ing verb] Perhaps you should try getting up (= you should get up) earlier.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of try verb (ATTEMPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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