v. & n. --v. (-ies, -ied) 1 intr. make an effort with a view to success (often foll. by to + infin.; colloq. foll. by and + infin.: tried to be on time; try and be early; I shall try hard). °Use with and is uncommon in the past tense and in negative contexts (except in imper.). 2 tr. make an effort to achieve (tried my best; had better try something easier). 3 tr. a test (the quality of a thing) by use or experiment. b test the qualities of (a person or thing) (try it before you buy). 4 tr. make severe demands on (a person, quality, etc.) (my patience has been sorely tried). 5 tr. examine the effectiveness or usefulness of for a purpose (try cold water; try the off-licence; have you tried kicking it?). 6 tr. ascertain the state of fastening of (a door, window, etc.). 7 tr. a investigate and decide (a case or issue) judicially. b subject (a person) to trial (will be tried for murder). 8 tr. make an experiment in order to find out (let us try which takes longest). 9 intr. (foll. by for) a apply or compete for. b seek to reach or attain (am going to try for a gold medal). 10 tr. (often foll. by out) a extract (oil) from fat by heating. b treat (fat) in this way. 11 tr. (often foll. by up) smooth (roughly-planed wood) with a plane to give an accurately flat surface. --n. (pl. -ies) 1 an effort to accomplish something; an attempt (give it a try). 2 Rugby Football the act of touching the ball down behind the opposing goal-line, scoring points and entitling the scoring side to a kick at goal. 3 Amer. Football an attempt to score an extra point in various ways after a touchdown. øtry conclusions with see CONCLUSION. try a fall with contend with. try for size try out or test for suitability. try one's hand see how skilful one is, esp. at the first attempt. trying-plane a plane used in trying (see sense 11 of v.). try it on colloq. 1 test another's patience. 2 attempt to outwit or deceive another person. try on put on (clothes etc.) to see if they fit or suit the wearer. try-on n. Brit. colloq. 1 an act of trying it on. 2 an attempt to fool or deceive. try out 1 put to the test. 2 test thoroughly. try-out n. an experimental test of efficiency, popularity, etc. try-sail a small strong fore-and-aft sail set on the mainmast or other mast of a sailing-vessel in heavy weather. try-square a carpenter's square, usu. with one wooden and one metal limb. [ME, = separate, distinguish, etc., f. OF trier sift, of unkn. orig.],
Use in sentenses
Try introducing the slightest limitation on free speech in any Western country and you will meet storms of protest from those who seldom champion it in Third World nations .
Pouhý pokus o omezení svobody slova v kterékoli ze západních zemí by okamžitě vyvolal bouři protestů právě těch , kteří za svobodu projevu v zemích třetího světa bojují jen zřídka
Trying to help resolve the situation peacefully , I was persuaded to negotiate at the Central Jakarta Police Station , but found to my horror that the mob leaders controlled the station .
Ve snaze napomoci k pokojnému vyřešení situace jsem se nechal přesvědčit k jednání na ústřední policejní stanici v Jakartě , ale ke své hrůze jsem zjistil , že tuto stanici kontrolují předáci zmíněného gangu
Trying to give these hopelessly inefficient enterprises a new lease on life would make Iraqis poorer without reducing the violence .
Snaha pomáhat těmto beznadějně neefektivním podnikům chytit druhý dech by Iráčany ochudila , aniž by snížila míru násilí
Trying a million possibilities requires a million times as many operations .
K vyzkousení milionu takových možností je pak logicky zapotřebí operací milion
Try to imagine Putin as Russia ’ s leader in 1920 , when Poland gained its independence from Russia , or in 1991 , when Georgia did .
Zkusme si představit prezidenta Putina coby ruského vůdce v roce 1920 , kdy Polsko získalo nezávislost na Rusku , nebo v roce 1991 , kdy ji získala Gruzie
Trying to end the Middle East conflict in such a climate would be futile .
Snaha ukončit blízkovýchodní konflikt v takovém klimatu by byla marná
Trying to pool these traditions may look like trying to square a circle .
Snaha o spojení těchto tradic se může jevit jako snaha o kvadraturu kruhu
a play in rugby that is similar to a touchdown in football, scores usually four points, and entitles the scoring side to attempt a placekick at the goal for additional points; also : the score made on a try
to make an attempt at often used with an infinitive
Use phrase in quotation
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
Samuel McChord Crothers
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Trying to describe something musical is like dancing to architecture, it's really difficult.
Trying to force creativity is never good.
W. Clement Stone
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you.
Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.
Lawrence G. Lovasik
Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself.
Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen.
Trying to constantly get yourself into movies is extremely stressful and sometimes just impossible.
Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Charles M. Schulz
Try not to have a good time... this is supposed to be educational.