try

try
1. verb
1) (to attempt or make an effort (to do, get etc): He tried to answer the questions; Let's try and climb that tree!) intentar
2) (to test; to make an experiment (with) in order to find out whether something will be successful, satisfactory etc: She tried washing her hair with a new shampoo; Try one of these sweets.) probar
3) (to judge (someone or their case) in a court of law: The prisoners were tried for murder.) juzgar, procesar
4) (to test the limits of; to strain: You are trying my patience.) poner a prueba

2. noun
1) (an attempt or effort: Have a try (at the exam). I'm sure you will pass.) tentativa, intento
2) (in rugby football, an act of putting the ball on the ground behind the opponents' goal-line: Our team scored three tries.) ensayo
- trying
- try on
- try out

try1 n intento / tentativa
after several unsuccessful tries, we gave up después de varios intentos fallidos, nos rendimos
let me have a try deja que lo intente yo / déjame intentarlo a mí
El plural de try se escribe tries
try2 vb
1. intentar / tratar de
she tried to escape intentó escaparse
2. procurar
try not to make a noise procura no hacer ruido
3. probar
can I try your fish? ¿puedo probar tu pescado?
El pasado y participio pasado de try se escribe tried; el gerundio se escribe trying
try
tr[traɪ]
noun (pl tries)
1 intento, tentativa
why don't you give it a try? ¿por qué no lo pruebas?
I think it's worth a try creo que vale la pena probarlo
they gave up after a few tries se rindieron después de varios intentos
2 SMALLSPORT/SMALL (rugby) ensayo
transitive verb (pt & pp tried, ger trying)
1 (attempt) intentar
you tried your best hiciste lo que pudiste
2 (test, use) probar, poner a prueba, ensayar; (food) probar
have you ever tried caviar? ¿has probado el caviar alguna vez?
you must try some of our home-made wine tienes que probar nuestro vino casero
why don't we try it with the sofa here and the table over there? ¿por qué no lo probamos con el sofá aquí y la mesa allí?
she tried the door but it was locked intentó abrir pero estaba cerrada
3 SMALLLAW/SMALL juzgar, procesar
the case was tried before a jury el caso fue juzgado por un jurado
he was tried for murder fue procesado por asesinato
4 (be a strain on - eyes) cansar; (- patience, person) poner a prueba
intransitive verb
1 (make an attempt) intentar
I don't know if I can do it, but I'll try no sé si podré hacerlo, pero lo intentaré
you're not trying no haces ningún esfuerzo
he tried to swim the Channel but failed intentó cruzar el Canal de la Mancha nadando pero no lo logró
please try to get here on time in future procura llegar puntualmente en el futuro
I tried hard not to laugh procuré no reír
it's trying to snow quiere nevar
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to try it on with somebody ver hasta dónde puede llegar con alguien
to try one's hand at something probar algo por primera vez
to try one's luck probar suerte
to try out for something SMALLAMERICAN ENGLISH/SMALL hacer una prueba para algo
try ['traɪ] v, tried ; trying vt
1) : enjuiciar, juzgar, procesar
he was tried for murder: fue procesado por homicidio
2) : probar
did you try the salad?: ¿probaste la ensalada?
3) test: tentar, poner a prueba
to try one's patience: tentarle la paciencia a uno
4) attempt: tratar (de), intentar
5) or to try on : probarse (ropa)
try vi
: tratar, intentar
try n, pl tries : intento m , tentativa f
try
v.
enjuiciar v.
ensayar v.
esforzarse v.
experimentar v.
intentar v.
probar v.
tentar v.
tratar de v.
n.
conato s.m.
ensayo s.m.
prueba s.f.
tentativa s.f.
traɪ
I
noun (pl tries)
1)
a) c (attempt) intento m, tentativa f

it's worth a try — vale la pena intentarlo or hacer la tentativa or hacer la prueba

that's not the right answer, but it was a good try — ésa no es la respuesta, pero no estabas tan desencaminado

b) (trial) (no pl)

we'll give him a try — le daremos una oportunidad

this wine should be worth a try — merece la pena probar este vino

2) c (in rugby) ensayo m

II
1.
tries, trying, tried transitive verb
1)
a) (attempt) intentar

to try to + INF — tratar de + inf, intentar + inf

try to o (colloq) try and concentrate — trata de or intenta concentrarte

try not to forget — procura no olvidarte

just you try it! — atrévete!, haz la prueba!

it's trying to rain — (colloq) parece que quiere llover (fam)

b) (attempt to operate)

he tried all the windows — probó a abrir todas las ventanas

she tried the switch, but nothing happened — le dio al interruptor, pero nada de nada

2)
a) (experiment with) \<\<product/technique/food\>\> probar*

try some — pruébalo, prueba un poquito

to try -ING: have you tried frying it? ¿has probado a freírlo?; try looking at the problem from another angle — prueba con un enfoque distinto del problema

b) (have recourse to)

I'll try his work number — voy a probar a llamarlo al trabajo

I tried several bookshops before I found a copy — busqué en or recorrí varias librerías antes de encontrar un ejemplar

3)
a) (put to the test) \<\<person/courage\>\> poner* a prueba

to try one's luck at something — probar* suerte con algo

b) (put strain on) \<\<patience\>\> poner* a prueba
4) (Law) \<\<person\>\> procesar, juzgar*; \<\<case\>\> ver*

to try somebody FOR something — juzgar* a alguien por algo


2.
vi

you must try harder — tienes que esforzarte más

the team just isn't trying — el equipo no está haciendo ningún esfuerzo

I can't do it: you try — no puedo, prueba or inténtalo tú

to try one's best o hardest — hacer* todo lo posible

she couldn't be hurtful if she tried — es incapaz de herir a nadie

Phrasal Verbs:
[traɪ]
1. N
1) (=attempt) intento m , tentativa f

after several tries they gave up — tras varios intentos or varias tentativas, se dieron por vencidos

it was a good try - better luck next time — no lo conseguiste pero no estuvo mal - otra vez será

nice try Dave, but I know you're lying — no cuela, Dave, sé que estás mintiendo

to give sth a try — intentar (hacer) algo

she's out at the moment - give her a try in half an hour — en este momento ha salido, pero llámela dentro de media hora

let me have a try — déjame intentarlo

they're going to have another try at the summit when the weather improves — van a volver a intentar llegar a la cumbre cuando el tiempo mejore

it's worth a try — vale or merece la pena intentarlo

2) (=trial)

to give sth a try — [+ product, food, experience] probar algo

you'll never know what snake is like if you don't give it a try — nunca sabrás a qué sabe la serpiente si no la pruebas

to give sb a try — darle una oportunidad a algn, poner a algn a prueba

we'll give her a try for a week — le daremos una semana de prueba

these new burgers are worth a try — vale or merece la pena probar estas nuevas hamburguesas

3) (Rugby) ensayo m

to score a try — marcar un ensayo

2. VT
1) (=attempt) intentar

you've only tried three questions — solo has intentado hacer tres preguntas

to try to do sth — intentar hacer algo, tratar de hacer algo

he was shot while trying to escape — lo dispararon mientras intentaba escapar or trataba de escapar

I tried not to think about it — intenté no pensar en ello, traté de no pensar en ello

try not to cough — procura no toser, procura contener la tos

he was trying his best not to laugh — estaba haciendo todo lo posible por no reírse

it's trying to rain — tiene ganas como de llover

2) (=try out, sample) probar

have you tried these olives? — ¿has probado estas aceitunas?

to try doing sth — probar a hacer algo

have you tried soaking the curtains in vinegar? — ¿has probado a poner las cortinas en remojo con vinagre?

try turning the key — da vuelta a la llave y a ver qué pasa, prueba a or intenta darle la vuelta a la llave

you try bringing up four children on your own! — ¡prueba tú a criar cuatro niños solo!

I'll try anything once — siempre estoy dispuesto a probarlo todo, al menos una vez

we've tried everything but the car still won't start — lo hemos intentado or probado todo, pero el coche todavía no arranca

hand 1., 10), size I, 1.
3) (=attempt to work) [+ door handle] tirar de; [+ telephone number] intentar llamar a

he tried the phone but the line was dead — intentó usar el teléfono pero no había línea

he tried the door - to his surprise it opened — intentó abrir la puerta - para su sorpresa se abrió

4) (=inquire at)

we tried three hotels but they had no room — preguntamos en tres hoteles pero no tenían habitación

have you tried the local music shops? — ¿lo has buscado en las tiendas de música del barrio?

5) (=put to the test) [+ person, strength, patience] poner a prueba

why not try him for the job? — ¿por qué no ponerle a prueba en el puesto?

he was tried and found wanting — fue sometido a prueba y resultó ser deficiente

it would try the patience of a saint — pondría a prueba la paciencia de un santo

to try one's luck — probar suerte

to try sth on sb — probar algo con algn

they haven't tried the drug on humans yet — todavía no han probado la droga con personas

I tried the idea on a couple of people — le comenté la idea a un par de personas

they have been sorely tried — liter han sufrido mucho

6) (Jur)

to try sb (for sth) — procesar or enjuiciar a algn (por algo)

to try a case — ver una demanda

3.
VI

he didn't even try — ni siquiera lo intentó

you're not trying! — ¡no estás poniendo todo tu empeño!

try again! — ¡vuelve a intentarlo!

try as I might I couldn't persuade her — por más que intenté persuadirla no lo conseguí

I couldn't have done that (even) if I'd tried — no podría haber hecho eso ni (siquiera) queriendo

you could do it if you tried — podrías hacerlo si lo intentaras

(just) you try! — ¡hazlo y verás!, ¡atrévete (y verás)!

to try and do sth * — intentar hacer algo, tratar de hacer algo

I ought to try and get some sleep — debería tratar de or intentar dormir un rato

to try one's (very) best, try one's (very) hardest — poner todo su empeño, hacer todo lo posible

it is not for lack or want of trying — no será porque no se ha intentado

succeed 1., 1)
4.
CPD

try line N — (Rugby) línea f de marca

* * *
[traɪ]
I
noun (pl tries)
1)
a) c (attempt) intento m, tentativa f

it's worth a try — vale la pena intentarlo or hacer la tentativa or hacer la prueba

that's not the right answer, but it was a good try — ésa no es la respuesta, pero no estabas tan desencaminado

b) (trial) (no pl)

we'll give him a try — le daremos una oportunidad

this wine should be worth a try — merece la pena probar este vino

2) c (in rugby) ensayo m

II
1.
tries, trying, tried transitive verb
1)
a) (attempt) intentar

to try to + INF — tratar de + inf, intentar + inf

try to o (colloq) try and concentrate — trata de or intenta concentrarte

try not to forget — procura no olvidarte

just you try it! — atrévete!, haz la prueba!

it's trying to rain — (colloq) parece que quiere llover (fam)

b) (attempt to operate)

he tried all the windows — probó a abrir todas las ventanas

she tried the switch, but nothing happened — le dio al interruptor, pero nada de nada

2)
a) (experiment with) \<\<product/technique/food\>\> probar*

try some — pruébalo, prueba un poquito

to try -ING: have you tried frying it? ¿has probado a freírlo?; try looking at the problem from another angle — prueba con un enfoque distinto del problema

b) (have recourse to)

I'll try his work number — voy a probar a llamarlo al trabajo

I tried several bookshops before I found a copy — busqué en or recorrí varias librerías antes de encontrar un ejemplar

3)
a) (put to the test) \<\<person/courage\>\> poner* a prueba

to try one's luck at something — probar* suerte con algo

b) (put strain on) \<\<patience\>\> poner* a prueba
4) (Law) \<\<person\>\> procesar, juzgar*; \<\<case\>\> ver*

to try somebody FOR something — juzgar* a alguien por algo


2.
vi

you must try harder — tienes que esforzarte más

the team just isn't trying — el equipo no está haciendo ningún esfuerzo

I can't do it: you try — no puedo, prueba or inténtalo tú

to try one's best o hardest — hacer* todo lo posible

she couldn't be hurtful if she tried — es incapaz de herir a nadie

Phrasal Verbs:

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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