try - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/traɪ/
singulartry
pluraltries
  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 his driving 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.’

    have a try:

    I’ll have a try – I’m pretty good at fixing things.

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