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synonyms for give the old college try

  • cope
  • seek
  • strive
  • tackle
  • toil
  • try
  • assay
  • attempt
  • dig
  • endeavor
  • grind
  • hassle
  • hustle
  • offer
  • plug
  • scratch
  • slave
  • strain
  • sweat
  • undertake
  • bend over backwards
  • break one's back
  • break one's neck
  • exert oneself
  • give it one's best shot
  • go all out
  • have one's nose to grindstone
  • make every effort
  • plug away
  • take a crack
  • take a stab
  • take on
  • try one's hardest
  • work like a dog
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antonyms for give the old college try

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  • forget
  • idle
  • neglect
  • be lazy
  • ignore
  • laze
  • procrastinate
  • withhold
  • rest
  • surrender
  • yield
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How to use give the old college try in a sentence

Davy looked around and saw an old man coming toward them across the lawn.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
He was converted and baptized, and was the first Hebrew instructor at Harvard college.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Old Mrs. Wurzel and the buxom but not too well-favoured heiress of the house of Grains were at the head of the table.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
They are very urgent questions; our sons and daughters will have to begin to deal with them from the moment they leave college.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
But with all her advantages Miss Solomonson failed with the old lord, and she abuses him to this day.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
We shall recover again some or all of the steadfastness and dignity of the old religious life.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Bacteria, when present in great numbers, give a uniform cloud which cannot be removed by ordinary filtration.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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