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try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (attempt)tentare, cercare vi
  provare vi
 He tried to walk to the next town, but it was too far.
 ha tentato di camminare fino alla città successiva, ma era troppo lontana.
try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (test it)  (testare)provare vtr
  provarci vtr
 Try it before you decide whether it's difficult.
 Provalo prima di stabilire che è difficile.
 New: Non ti arrendere, provaci!
try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (taste)provare vtr
  assaggiare vtr
 He tried spinach once and didn't like it.
 Ha provato gli spinaci una volta e non gli sono piaciuti.
try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (law: case)giudicare vtr
 The District Attorney will try the corruption case.
 Il procuratore distrettuale giudicherà il caso di corruzione.
 
Additional Translations
try nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (effort)tentativo nm
  prova nf
 Give it your best try.
 Fai un tentativo.
try nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (attempts)tentativo nm
 The try at the basket succeeded and they got another two points.
 Il tentativo di canestro è riuscito e hanno guadagnato altri due punti.
try nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rugby: three points)  (rugby)meta nf
try viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (strive)cercare vtr
  tentare vtr
 I try to do my best.
 Io cerco di fare del mio meglio.
try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (test the effect of)provare vtr
 Try playing the music softly, and you may hear the violins in the background.
 Prova ad ascoltare questa musica a volume basso, e potrai sentire i violini in sottofondo.
try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make an effort at)cercare vtr
  provare vtr
 Try doing all of your schoolwork tonight.
 Cerca di fare tutti i tuoi compiti stasera.
try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (evaluate by experiment)  (testare)provare vtr
 You can try these golf clubs before you buy them.
 Puoi provare queste mazze da golf prima di comprarle.
try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (test)provare vtr
  misurare vtr
 Let me try this shirt to see if it fits.
 Lascia che provi questa camicia per vedere se mi sta bene.
try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (law: a person)processare vtr
 He was being tried for murder.
 Lo hanno processato per omicidio.
try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (fatigue)duro, faticoso agg
  difficile agg
 Working at the docks is trying work.
 Lavorare al porto è faticoso.
try vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (try to open)provare ad aprire loc verb
 He tried the door.
 Ha provato ad aprire la porta.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
a try nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (an attempt)un tentativo nm
 If you don't have a try at speaking English, you will never improve.
a try nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rugby: a touchdown, goal)una meta nf
 Wales managed to score a try in the last few minutes of the game.
another try nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a further attempt)un altro tentativo
college try dare il tutto per tutto
give a try fare un tentativo
give [sth] a try v informal (sample [sth])assaggiare qualcosa vtr
give [sth] a try v informal (attempt [sth])provare qualcosa vtr
try again viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (make another attempt at [sth])provare ancora, provare di nuovo vi
 If you don't get it right the first time, then you should try again.
try and provare e
try and try provare e riprovare
try and try again provare e riprovare
try anything once provare di tutto
try for vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (attempt to make or attain)tentare, provare vtr
try hard viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (make a big effort)  (infirmale)mettercela tutta
 Try hard to be on your best behavior at the party.
try it interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (make an attempt)provare, fare un tentativo vi
 Oh quit making faces and just try it already!
try it on v informal (put on to check fit)provare vtr
try on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (clothing: put on to see if it fits)  (abbigliamento)provarsi vtr
 I tried the shirt on and decided I didn't like it.
 Mi sono provata la maglietta e ho deciso che non mi piaceva.
try out vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (sample)provare vtr
 Don't say you don't like it if you haven't even tried it out.
 Come fai a dire che non ti piace se non hai nemmeno provato?
try out vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (test by using)provare vtr
 The salesman let us try out the bicycle before deciding whether to buy it.
 Il venditore ci ha fatto provare la bicicletta prima di acquistarla.
try out viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (trial performance for role, job)fare un provino vtr
 Gretchen tried out for the cheer leading squad and made it.
 Gianna ha fatto un provino per il balletto ed è stata presa.
try out for mettere alla prova per
try [sb] for   (tribunale)processare qn per qc vtr
try [sb]'s patience v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (become tiresome)mettere alla prova la pazienza di qlcn
try [sth] on v (clothing: put [sth] on to assess it)  (vestiti)provare vtr
try to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (attempt to)provare a, tentare di, cercare di vi
 I try to sing but I can't carry a tune.
 Cerco di cantare, ma sono stonato.
try to find cercare di trovare
try to reach vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." literal (attempt to get in touch with)cercare di contattare, cercare di raggiungere vtr
 I tried to reach him by phone the other day.
 Ho cercato di contattarlo al telefono l'altro giorno.
try to reach vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." literal (stretch out to grasp)cercare di raggiungere vtr
 I was climbing a tree and tried to reach the highest branch but couldn't.
 Ho cercato di raggiungere il ramo più alto dell'albero ma non ci sono arrivato.
try to reach vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (attempt to make understand)cercare di capire
 No matter how I try to reach the meaning in that book I always fail.
try to recall vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (attempt to remember)provare a ricordare vtr
 I tried to recall her name, but I just couldn't remember.
try your best fare del tuo meglio
try your hand v (attempt)cimentarsi in vi
 Having achieved success as an actor, he decided to try his hand at directing.
try your luck sfidare la fortuna
try-on prova d'abiti
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