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Learner's definition of TRY  
: to make an effort to do something: to attempt to accomplish or complete something
[no object]
[+ object]
— often followed by to + verb— often followed by and + verb
Synonyms see: 1attempt
[+ object] : to do or use (something) in order to see if it works or will be successful— often + out
[+ object] 
: to do or use (something) in order to find out if you like it— often + out
   b : to taste (food or drink) to find out what it is like
[+ object] : to test how good, strong, etc., something or someone is
[+ object] 
: to examine and make a decision about (a legal case)— usually used as (be) tried
   b : to have a trial to decide if someone is innocent or guilty— usually used as (be) tried for

try for

[phrasal verb]
try for (something) 
: to make an attempt or effort to get (something)

try it on

British, informal
: to behave badly so that someone becomes annoyed or angry— often + with
: to try to start a sexual relationship with someone— often + with

try on

[phrasal verb]
try on (something) or try (something) on 
: to put on (a piece of clothing, a pair of shoes, etc.) in order to see how it fits and looks

try out

[phrasal verb]chiefly US
: to compete for a position on an athletic team or a part in a play— often + for
— see also 1try 2, 3 (above), tryout

try your damnedest

— see 2damnedest

try your hand

— see 1hand

try your luck

— see 1luck
Learner's definition of TRY  
: an effort or attempt to do something— usually singular
rugby : a play in which points are scored by touching the ground with the ball behind the opponent's goal line
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