If you try to do anything else first, an emergency could end up wrecking it.
The more you try to ignore it, the more it calls out to you, “Scratch me now!”
So, with The Firm, I decided to try something more commercial.
Apropos inflation, the government could try to inflate its way out of this crisis, covering the deficit by printing money.
I almost tried to memorize [the dialogue] without meaning so that I could go back and try to find it.
He has done me once or twice, you see; and so I try to take it out of him.
But do try to believe, at the same time, that my own selfishness has been a kindness to you.
I've written Mother to persuade your aunt, and she has promised to try.
At any rate, I won't be coward enough to try to hide it from her.
They were out to try a new experience, and one that appealed to every boy in the bunch.
c.1300, "examine judiciously, sit in judgment of," from Anglo-French trier (late 13c.), from Old French trier "to pick out, cull" (12c.), from Gallo-Romance *triare, of unknown origin. The ground sense is "separate out (the good) by examination." Meaning "to test" is first recorded mid-14c.; that of "attempt to do" is from early 14c. Sense of "to subject to some strain" (of patience, endurance, etc.) is recorded from 1530s. Trying "distressing" is first attested 1718. To try (something) on for size in the figurative sense is recorded from 1956.