- 1an act of trying to do something synonym attempt
- 2 I doubt they'll be able to help but it's worth a try (= worth asking them). try (at something/at doing something) Why don't you have a try at convincing him? The U.S. negotiators decided to make another try at reaching a settlement. I don't think I'll be any good at tennis, but I'll give it a try.
- 3(informal) “What's that behind you?” “Nice try (= at making me turn around), but you'll have to do better than that!”
NAmE//traɪ//(pl. tries) [usually singular]