Trying vs. Try

Trying vs. Try — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Trying and Try

Tryingadjective

Causing strain, hardship, or distress.

Tryverb

To make an effort to do or accomplish (something); attempt

tried to ski.

Tryingadjective

Difficult to endure; arduous.

Tryverb

To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability

Try this casserole.

Tryingadjective

Irritating, stressful or bothersome.

Tryverb

To make an effort to open (a closed door or window).

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Tryingnoun

(philosophy) The act by which one tries something; an attempt.

Tryverb

To conduct the trial of (a legal claim)

to try a negligence case.

Tryingadjective

hard to endure;

fell upon trying times

Tryverb

To put (an accused person) on trial.

Tryingadjective

extremely irritating to the nerves;

nerve-racking noisethe stressful days before a wara trying day at the office

Tryverb

To subject to great strain or hardship; tax

The last steep ascent tried my every muscle.
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Tryverb

To melt (lard, for example) to separate out impurities; render.

Tryverb

To make an effort; strive

I know it's not easy, but keep trying!.

Trynoun

An attempt; an effort.

Trynoun

(Sports) In rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.

Tryverb

To attempt; to endeavour. Followed by infinitive.

I tried to rollerblade, but I couldn’t.I'll come to dinner soon. I'm trying to beat this level first.

Tryverb

(obsolete) To divide; to separate.

Tryverb

To separate (precious metal etc.) from the ore by melting; to purify, refine.

Tryverb

(one sort from another) To winnow; to sift; to pick out; frequently followed by out.

to try out the wild corn from the good

Tryverb

(nautical) To extract oil from blubber or fat; to melt down blubber to obtain oil

Tryverb

To extract wax from a honeycomb

Tryverb

To test, to work out.

Tryverb

To make an experiment. Usually followed by a present participle.

I tried mixing more white paint to get a lighter shade.

Tryverb

To put to test.

I shall try my skills on this.

Tryverb

(specifically) To test someone's patience.

You are trying my patience.Don't fucking try me.

Tryverb

To taste, sample, etc.

Try this—you’ll love it.

Tryverb

To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test.

to try weights or measures by a standard;to try a person's opinions

Tryverb

(legal) To put on trial.

He was tried and executed.

Tryverb

To experiment, to strive.

Tryverb

To have or gain knowledge of by experience.

Tryverb

To work on something.

You are trying too hard.

Tryverb

(obsolete) To do; to fare.

How do you try! (i.e., how do you do?)

Tryverb

To settle; to decide; to determine; specifically, to decide by an appeal to arms.

to try rival claims by a duel;to try conclusions

Tryverb

To attempt to conceive a child.

Tryverb

(nautical) To lie to in heavy weather under just sufficient sail to head into the wind.

Tryverb

To strain; to subject to excessive tests.

The light tries his eyes.Repeated failures try one's patience.

Tryverb

To want

I am really not trying to hear you talk about my mama like that.

Trynoun

An attempt.

I gave unicycling a try but I couldn’t do it.

Trynoun

An act of tasting or sampling.

I gave sushi a try but I didn’t like it.

Trynoun

(rugby) A score in rugby, analogous to a touchdown in American football.

Today I scored my first try.

Trynoun

A screen, or sieve, for grain.

Trynoun

(American football) a field goal or extra point

Tryadjective

(obsolete) Fine, excellent.

Trynoun

earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something;

made an effort to cover all the reading materialwished him luck in his endeavorshe gave it a good try

Tryverb

make an effort or attempt;

He tried to shake off his fearsThe infant had essayed a few wobbly stepsThe police attempted to stop the thiefHe sought to improve himselfShe always seeks to do good in the world

Tryverb

put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to;

This approach has been tried with good resultsTest this recipe

Tryverb

put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of;

The football star was tried for the murder of his wifeThe judge tried both father and son in separate trials

Tryverb

take a sample of;

Try these new crackersSample the regional dishes

Tryverb

examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process;

The jury had heard all the evidenceThe case will be tried in California

Tryverb

give pain or trouble to;

I've been sorely tried by these students

Tryverb

test the limits of;

You are trying my patience!

Tryverb

melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities;

try the yak butterrender fat in a casserole

Tryverb

put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice;

Try on this sweater to see how it looks