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noun [countable]     try pronunciation in American English
/traɪ/
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  1. 1
    an attempt to do something

    It was a good try, but it missed the goal.

    first/second etc. try (=at the first/second etc. attempt):

    Charlie passed the driver’s test on his first try.

    be worth a try:

    There are no guarantees it will work, but it’s worth a try.

    give something a try:

    “I can’t lift it.” “Here, let me give it a try.”

  2. 2
    if a rugby player scores a try, they touch the ground behind the goal line with the ball and score points
 
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