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try

 
pronunciation:
traI
phrases:
try on, try out
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: verb
inflections: tries, trying, tried
definition 1: to do something in order to achieve some purpose, but without knowing if you will be successful; attempt.
He tried to stand up, but he fell.We tried to finish the project by Friday, but there wasn't enough time.
synonyms:
attempt
similar words:
risk
definition 2: to test something to see if it is good or if it will work well.
Did you try this dessert?Try driving the car before you buy it to find out if it is comfortable to drive.
synonyms:
sample, test
similar words:
analyze, consider, evaluate, examine, experience, judge
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phrase: try on
phrase: try out