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Definition of retry verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    retry

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtraɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtraɪ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they retry
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtraɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtraɪ//
     
    he / she / it retries
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtraɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtraɪz//
     
    past simple retried
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtraɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtraɪd//
     
    past participle retried
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtraɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtraɪd//
     
    -ing form retrying
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtraɪɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtraɪɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] retry somebody/something to examine a person or case again in court He was retried and executed. They have decided to retry the case.
  2. 2[intransitive] to make another attempt to do something, especially on a computer
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: retry