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  1. 1
    to do something in order to find out what happens or to find out whether something is good, suitable, effective etc

    Tony’s planning to give skiing a try this winter.

  2. 2
    to go to a particular place hoping to find someone or something

    Why not give the library a try? He’s usually there on Tuesdays.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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