TRY, v.i. To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort; to attempt. Try to learn; try to lift a weight. The horses tried to draw the load. [These phrases give the true sense.]
TRY, v.t. To examine; to make experiment on; to prove by experiment. Come, try upon yourselves what you have seen me.1. To experience; to have knowledge by experience of. Or try the Libyan heat, or Scythian cold.2. To prove by a test; as, to try weights and measures by a standard; to try one's opinions by the divine oracles.3. To act upon as a test. The fire sev'n times tried this.4. To examine judicially by witnesses and the principles of law; as causes tried in court.5. To essay; to attempt. Let us try advent'rous work.6. To purify; to refine; as silver seven times tried.7. To search carefully into. Ps.11.8. To use as means; as, to try remedies for a disease.9. To strain; as, to try the eyes; the literal sense of the word.
To try tallow, &c. is to melt and separate it from the membranes.
To tryout, to pursue efforts till a decision is obtained.
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