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GIVE IT A TRY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does give it a try mean? 

GIVE IT A TRY (verb)
  The verb GIVE IT A TRY has 2 senses:

1. try
2. make an attempt at something

  Familiarity information: GIVE IT A TRY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GIVE IT A TRY (verb)


Sense 1give it a try [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Try

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

give it a try; give it a whirl

Context example:

let's give it a whirl!

Hypernyms (to "give it a try" is one way to...):

assay; attempt; essay; seek; try (make an effort or attempt)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2give it a try [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make an attempt at something

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

have a go; give it a try

Context example:

I never sat on a horse before but I'll give it a go

Hypernyms (to "give it a try" is one way to...):

assay; attempt; essay; seek; try (make an effort or attempt)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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