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try

Part of speech: Verb

To prove by experiment; test; as, prove; make a test of; purify or refine, as metals; melt out, as fat; put through a trial or test; examine judicially; subject to strain; as, the light tries the eyes; subject to trouble or affliction; as, a sadly tried people; decide, as by argument, contest, etc.; attempt to do; use as an experiment.

Part of speech: Verb

To endeavor; to make an effort; to try an experiment.

Part of speech: Noun

An attempt; an effort; a test.

Part of speech: Past tense

Tried.

Part of speech: Past participle

Trying.

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