Meaning of “try” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /traɪ/

A2 to attempt to do something:

[ + to do sth ] I tried to open the window but couldn't.
Try not to drop anything this time.

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TEST [ T ]

B1 to do, test, taste, etc something to discover if it works or if you like it:

I tried that recipe you gave me last night.
He tried the door, but the handle was broken.
[ + doing sth ] Why don't you try using a different shampoo?
LAW [ T ]

to examine facts in a court of law to decide if someone is guilty of a crime:

(Definition of “try verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)