Crossword clues for try
- Make an effort
- Take a whack at
- Word of encouragement
- Word often said twice before "again"
- Take a shot at
- Give it a go
- Give it a shot
- "___ me!"
- Put to the test
- Take a shot
- Determine the innocence or guilt of
- Have a bite of
- Take a whack
- Go for it
- Take a stab at
- Really test
- "Gonna ___ with a little help from my friends"
- Word repeated after "If at first you don't succeed"
- "Give it a shot!"
- Hear, as a case
- "Give it a shot"
- Give a go
- Seriously annoy
- Rugby four-pointer
- Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
- Make a federal case of?
- Old college, e.g.
- Hold in judgment
- Have a go at
- Crack, so to speak
- Go (for)
- The old college___
- Word repeated before "again," in a saying
- "Don't give up!"
- An encouraging word
- Audition, with "out"
- Word repeated before "again"
- Give it a whirl
- Encouraging word
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Try \Try\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. tried; p. pr. & vb. n. Trying.] [OE. trien to select, pick out, F. trier to cull, to out, LL. tritare to triturate (hence the sense of, to thresh, to separate the grain from the straw, to select), L. terere, tritum, to rub, bruise, grind, thresh. See Trite.]
To divide or separate, as one sort from another; to winnow; to sift; to pick out; -- frequently followed by out; as, to try out the wild corn from the good. [Obs.]
--Sir T. Elyot.
To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc.
The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
--Ps. xii. 6.
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
--Ps. lxvi. 10.
To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test; as, to try weights or measures by a standard; to try a man's opinions.
Let the end try the man.
To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to.
Thus far to try thee, Adam, I was pleased.
These are the times that try men's souls.
--Thomas Paine (1776)
To experiment with; to test by use; as, to try a remedy for disease; to try a horse.
Come, try upon yourselves what you have seen me.
To ease her cares the force of sleep she tries.
To strain; to subject to excessive tests; as, the light tries his eyes; repeated disappointments try one's patience.
(Law) To examine or investigate judicially; to examine by witnesses or other judicial evidence and the principles of law; as, to try a cause, or a criminal.
To settle; to decide; to determine; specifically, to decide by an appeal to arms; as, to try rival claims by a duel; to try conclusions.
Left I the court, to see this quarrel tried.
To experience; to have or gain knowledge of by experience.
Or try the Libyan heat or Scythian cold.
To essay; to attempt; to endeavor. Let us try . . . to found a path. --Milton. To try on.
To put on, as a garment, to ascertain whether it fits the person.
To attempt; to undertake. [Slang]
Syn: To attempt; endeavor; strive; aim; examine.
Usage: Try, Attempt. To try is the generic, to attempt is the specific, term. When we try, we are usually uncertain as to success; when we attempt, we have always some definite object in view which we seek to accomplish. We may be indifferent as to the result of a trial, but we rarely attempt anything without a desire to succeed.
He first deceased: she for a little tried To live without him; liked it not, and died.
--Sir H. Wotton.
Alack, I am afraid they have a waked, And 't is not done. The attempt, and not the deed, Confounds us.
Try \Try\, v. i.
To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn.
To do; to fare; as, how do you try! [Prov. Eng.]
Try \Try\, n.
A screen, or sieve, for grain. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
Act of trying; attempt; experiment; trial.
This breaking of his has been but a try for his friends.
In Rugby and Northern Union football, a score (counting three points) made by grounding the ball on or behind the opponent's goal line; -- so called because it entitles the side making it to a place kick for a goal (counting two points more if successful).
Try \Try\, a. [Cf. Try, v. t.]
Refined; select; excellent; choice. [Obs.] ``Sugar that is
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "examine judiciously, discover by evaluation, test;" mid-14c., "sit in judgment of," also "attempt to do," from Anglo-French trier (13c.), from Old French trier "to pick out, cull" (12c.), from Gallo-Roman *triare, of unknown origin. The ground sense is "separate out (the good) by examination." Sense of "subject to some strain" (of patience, endurance, etc.) is recorded from 1530s. To try on "test the fit of a garment" is from 1690s; to try (something) on for size in the figurative sense is recorded by 1946. Try and instead of try to is recorded from 1680s.
late 15c., "screen for sifting," from try (v.). From 1832 as "an effort, an attempt."
Etymology 1 n. 1 An attempt. 2 An act of tasting or sampling. 3 (context rugby English) A score in rugby, analogous to a touchdown in American football. vb. To attempt; to endeavour. Followed by infinitive. Etymology 2
(context obsolete English) fine, excellent.
v. make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world" [syn: seek, attempt, essay, assay]
put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials" [syn: judge, adjudicate]
examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California" [syn: hear]
give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole" [syn: render]
put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks" [syn: try on]
"Try" is a song written by Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy, and recorded by Canadian country rock group Blue Rodeo. Released in October 1987, it was the second single from their debut album, Outskirts. The song peaked at number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart, number 3 on the Adult Contemporary chart and number 6 on the Top Singles chart. At the 1989 Juno Awards, "Try" was named Single of the Year and Video of the Year.
A try is a way of scoring points in rugby union and rugby league football. A try is scored by grounding the ball (the ball must be touching the player when coming into contact with the ground) in the opposition's in-goal area (on or behind the goal line). Rugby union and league differ slightly in defining 'grounding the ball' and the 'in-goal' area.
The term try comes from try at goal, signifying that originally, grounding the ball only gave the opportunity to try to score with a kick at goal.
A try is analogous to a touchdown in American and Canadian football, with the major difference being that a try requires the ball be simultaneously touching the ground in the in-goal area and an attacking player who is in the field of play or in-goal (the official name of the extra point in American football according to NFL rules is the try). In the laws of both codes of rugby, the term touch down formally refers only to grounding the ball by the defensive team in their in-goal. Although occasionally people refer to a try as a 'touchdown', the correct usage for the action is 'grounding the ball'.
"Try" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado, taken from her second studio album, Folklore (2003). The song, written by Furtado herself, and Brian West, was released as the second single from the album in February 2004.
Lyrically, Furtado said the song "is about the reality of love. My energy used to just go everywhere, but now I'm more grounded because I've found true love. The idea here is that, yeah, sometimes life sucks. But life is only so long, and somebody can come along who makes you want to be a better person. You just have to roll with the punches. So "Try" is not a happy-go-lucky song. It has a strange arrangement because the chorus happens only twice, and the end is improvisational. It's like one of those epic power ballads." The Los Angeles Times said of "Try", "Her unfettered enthusiasm wins out as she sings of passion for life".
"Try" is a song recorded by American singer Pink, which she released as the second single from her sixth album, The Truth About Love (2012). Written and composed by Busbee and Ben West, and produced by Greg Kurstin, it is a pop rock ballad about taking risks with love, no matter what consequences may result.
"Try" received positive reviews from music critics who noted that it is one of the standout tracks on the album and called it a hit. Commercially, the song was a success, reaching number one in Spain and the top-10 in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, while reaching the top-20 in most countries. The Floria Sigismondi-directed video features shots of a paint-covered Pink and her male counterpart expressing their frustrations through contemporary dance.
Try is the fourth studio album by contemporary Christian musiccian Bebo Norman. The album is the third with Essential Records, and his fifth album overall including his first independent release. This album was released on August 24, 2004, and the producers are Brown Bannister, Matt Bronleewe and Mitch Dane.
Try is the first single from the 2010 Schiller gold album Atemlos with vocals by singer Nadia Ali from New York City. The single was officially released on 9 March 2010 and was peaking at number 58 on German Singles Chart in 2010. The single includes the song ″Salton Sea″. The cover art work shows a photography of a scene from the music video with Nadia Ali and Christopher von Deylen. The music video was shot in Berlin, Germany.
"Try" is the thirty-fourth episode of the American television drama series The Killing, which aired on July 14, 2013. The episode is written by Nic Sheff and Aaron Slavick; directed by Lodge Kerrigan. In the episode, Pastor Mike ( Ben Cotton) kidnaps Sarah Linden ( Mireille Enos). Stephen Holder ( Joel Kinnaman) and the police must listen to the Linden/Pastor conversation via her two-way radio, which she has activated unbeknownst to Pastor Mike. Ray Seward ( Peter Sarsgaard) panics as his execution is two days away. Bullet ( Bex Taylor-Klaus) roams the streets looking for Lyric (Julia Sarah Stone) and learns about Angie Gower ( Laine MacNeil).
"Try" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat from her fifth studio album, Gypsy Heart. It was released as the lead single on June 9, 2014 via Republic Records. The song was written by Caillat, Babyface and Jason Reeves and was produced by Babyface. Lyrically, the midtempo ballad is about not trying to be someone else in order to make others happy and it was written after a session where Caillat was feeling pressure to be someone she was not, both musically and image-wise. It received acclaim from music critics, who noted it was a simple, but beautiful empowering ballad.
The song has charted moderately on the US Billboard Hot 100, while becoming her highest-charting single in five years in Australia and Canada. To promote the song, a lyric video including female fans and artists, such as Sheryl Crow, Sara Bareilles, Christina Perri and others, without any makeup on, to give emphasis to the song message, was released on June 10, 2014. Later, an official music video was released on July 8, 2014. It features the singer alongside a diverse set of women with makeup and wigs, while removing them throughout the video, ending it natural. It went viral over the internet, accumulating over 27 million views in almost two months. The song was certified platinum by the RIAA on March 20, 2015.
"Try" is the fifteenth and penultimate episode of the fifth season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead, which aired on AMC on March 22, 2015. While grieving for Aiden, Deanna begins to reconsider her choice to bring in Rick's group after Nicholas lies about the circumstances of Noah's death, as tensions begin to rise between Rick and Pete over the latter's abuse towards Jessie, and Rick's brutality begins to boil into insanity. The group also grieves over Noah's death, with Glenn becoming traumatized while Sasha is overwhelmed with grief and begins hunting walkers, forcing Michonne and Rosita to chase her. Aaron and Daryl continue to look for survivors while Carl and Enid bond.
Usage examples of "try".
Tane and Asara were firing on the first Aberrant creature, trying to dissuade it from the panicking manxthwa, but it held fast.
Dale of the Tower: there shall we abide a while to gather victual, a day or two, or three maybe: so my Lord will hold a tourney there: that is to say that I myself and some few others shall try thy manhood somewhat.
She went into the ablutions area and took a shower, trying to ignore the thing, which continued to watch her, or she presumed it was watching her, through its unblinking golden eye-slit.
The scene I cannot describe--I should faint if I tried it, for there is madness in a room full of classified charnel things, with blood and lesser human debris almost ankle-deep on the slimy floor, and with hideous reptilian abnormalities sprouting, bubbling, and baking over a winking bluish-green spectre of dim flame in a far corner of black shadows.
I was staring up at the stars, thinking of the Gibson and McIlroy and that abo walking out alive, trying to picture what had really happened, my thoughts ranging and the truth elusive.
The third and fourth humans on the island had tried to find their privacy as far from the abo village and the tunnel pool as possible.
I had not tried to get myself on the uneditable tape, to provide the watchers some clue about where this abomination was taking place .
I strove again, then, to escape, pulling against the bonds, trying to abraid them against the back of the blade.
Panting, Abrim tried to brace himself against the smooth tunnel wall, but the low-friction coating defeated him and he began to slide slowly backward.
This exclusive club of cocaine abusers gradually began to recruit new members and, by 1959, 30 heroin addicts in theUKhad tried cocaine.
You get older daughters trying to protect younger siblings by doing anything they can to keep the abusive father focused on them.
The room was abuzz with lesser courtiers trying to take their first step on the long and slippery ladder to preferment and office.
Banish weighed briefly the prospect of trying to get Abies back on the line, then dismissed it and set down the handset.
She tried to ignore the dizzying perspective plucking at her peripheral vision over the low sides of the pod and concentrated instead on the stress and acceleration vectors graphically represented on her screen.
She flexed the controls, watching the moire patterns of stress and acceleration shift, trying to correlate them with what she was feeling.