V it P, Also V it P with n try out phrasal verb If you try something out, you test it in order to find out how useful or effective it is or what it is like. In practice there is little discernible difference in meaning, although there is a difference in formality, with try to being regarded as more formal than try and. The light tries his eyes. Chambers 20th Century Dictionary 5. To experience; to have knowledge by experience of. Repeated failures try one's patience. In the laws of both forms of rugby, the term touch down formally refers only to grounding the ball by the defensive team in their in-goal.
A try is scored by grounding the ball in the opposition's in-goal area. Today I scored my first try. In our 2005 survey, just 55 percent of the Usage Panel accepted the construction in the sentence Why don't you try and see if you can work the problem out for yourselves? To examine judicially by witnesses and the principles of law; as causes tried in court. For this reason try and is best regarded as a fixed idiom used only in its infinitive and imperative form. Once you experience the swiftness and ease-of-use SwordSearcher gives you right on your own computer, combined with the most powerful search features available, you will never want to use the web to do online study again.
When a legal case is tried, it is considered in a court of law. The horses tried to draw the load. To test or use experimentally. V P n not pron 1 aim, attempt, bend over backwards informal break one's neck informal bust a gut informal do one's best, do one's damnedest informal endeavour, essay, exert oneself, give it one's all informal give it one's best shot informal go for broke slang go for it informal have a crack informal have a go, have a shot informal have a stab informal have a whack informal knock oneself out informal make an all-out effort informal make an attempt, make an effort, move heaven and earth, rupture oneself informal seek, strive, struggle, undertake Search try for and thousands of other words in English Cobuild dictionary from Reverso. V n 2 phrasal verb If you say that a person is trying it on, you mean that they are trying to obtain something or to impress someone, often in a slightly dishonest way and without much hope of success. At any rate, I won't be coward enough to try to hide it from her.
This process continues until all inner try statements are checked for a matching catch statement. To tryout, to pursue efforts till a decision is obtained. To act upon as a test. I gave sushi a try but I didn't like it. To try something on for size in the figurative sense is recorded from 1956. V to-inf Does it annoy you if others do things less well than you would, or don't seem to try hard enough?. These phrases give the true sense.
If a catch statement does not match, the runtime system handles the exception. He secretly tried to block her advancement in the Party. Try defines a block of statements that may throw an exception. To be sure, the usage is associated with informal style and strikes an inappropriately conversational note in formal writing. If an exception's inner try statement does not have a matching catch statement, subsequent try statement catch handlers are checked. He suggested that those responsible should be tried for crimes against humanity.
To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort; to attempt. When a specific type of exception occurs, a catch block catches the exception. My dear, don't fail to try them, they're exquisitely perfect! Adapted to try, or put to severe trial. V -ing No matter how bad you feel, keep trying. Let us try advent'rous work.
Try to learn; try to lift a weight. I tried mixing more white paint to get a lighter shade. V -ing Try is also a noun. Usually followed by a present participle. 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.
And now I will try if any repose will fall to my lot for the remainder of this night. Running the car into the shadow of a ruined house, I try to sleep. Phrasal Verbs: try on To don a garment to test its fit. To use as means; as, to try remedies for a disease. I'll come to dinner soon.