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activism the belief in or practice of trying to make social or political changes through active, militant, or demonstrative involvement, esp. in particular issues.
burdensome difficult to bear; trying.
cross an affliction or trying circumstance. [1/16 definitions]
crucible any extremely trying experience or test. [1/2 definitions]
emulation the process of trying to be the same as or better than another, esp. by imitating.
faith cure a method of trying to heal disease or other medical infirmity through prayer or religious exercises.
fishing the method, pastime, or occupation of catching or trying to catch fish. [1/2 definitions]
fitting the act or an instance of trying on clothing that is in the process of being made or fitted. [1/4 definitions]
give up to stop trying to do something. [1/3 definitions]
grasp the hands or arms, while holding or trying to hold something. [1/9 definitions]
hot seat (informal) a trying circumstance or situation that causes one extreme discomfort, embarrassment, criticism, or the like.
Icarus in Greek mythology, the son of Daedalus who, in trying to escape with his father from Crete, flew too high with wax-and-feather wings, and fell to his death when the sun melted them.
J.P. abbreviation of "Justice of the Peace," the lowest level of magistrate in some U. S. states, whose jurisdiction is usu. part of a county and whose duties include administering oaths, performing marriages, and trying minor cases.
justice of the peace the lowest level of magistrate in some U. S. states, whose jurisdiction is usu. part of a county and whose duties include administering oaths, performing marriages, and trying minor cases.
kibitzer one who engages in idle or distracting chatter, esp. while others are trying to concentrate or discuss serious topics. [1/2 definitions]
muff a clumsy mistake or error, esp. in trying to catch a ball in sports. [1/6 definitions]
mumbletypeg a children's game in which the players toss a knife in various prescribed ways, trying to stick the blade in the ground, with the loser having to withdraw a peg from the ground with his or her teeth.
murderous (informal) very difficult, dangerous, or trying. [1/3 definitions]
nerveless capable of maintaining one's composure in trying or dangerous situations. [1/2 definitions]
one-upmanship the method, practice, or habit of always trying to surpass or gain an advantage over others so as not to be bettered.
ordeal a painful, exhausting, or emotionally trying experience, esp. when regarded as a test of a person's endurance or character. [1/2 definitions]