give something a try - definition and synonyms

phrase
  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.

See also main entry: try