ADJ. good, nice Never mind?it was a good try. Better luck next time. | another
VERB + TRY have Can I have a try? | give sth It looks difficult, but let's give it a try. | be worth It may not work, but it's certainly worth a try.
PREP. ~ at She's having another try at the marathon.
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ADJ. dazzling, excellent, good, great, splendid, superb, well-taken | opening | last-minute, late | decisive, winning | penalty | pushover
VERB + TRY get, go over for, score | convert
PREP. ~ against He scored three tries against New Zealand. | ~ by/from an excellent try by winger Neil Lang > Special page at SPORT
ADV. desperately, frantically, hard She was trying desperately to stay afloat. Sam was trying hard not to laugh. | gamely, manfully, valiantly trying valiantly to smile through her tears | clumsily clumsily trying to make amends | feebly | in vain, unsuccessfully, vainly
VERB + TRY decide to I decided to try again. | be going to I hope you're not going to try and deny it. | be tempted to | be tempting to | let sb Can't you do it? Let me try.
PHRASES be just/only trying to do sth I was just trying to help! | give up trying I've given up trying to persuade her. | try your best/hardest/utmost I tried my best not to laugh.