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try-on

[ trahy ]SEE DEFINITION OF try-on
  • as inendeavor
  • as inexperiment

Synonyms for try-on

  • aim
  • effort
  • enterprise
  • struggle
  • undertaking
  • venture
  • essay
  • exertion
  • fling
  • go
  • header
  • labor
  • lick
  • push
  • shot
  • stab
  • striving
  • toil
  • travail
  • trial
  • try
  • whack
  • whirl
  • work
  • all
  • best shot
  • crash project
  • dry run
  • full blast
  • full court press
  • full steam
  • old college try
  • one's all
  • one's level best
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Antonyms for try-on

  • idleness
  • inactivity
  • passivity
  • entertainment
  • fun
  • pastime
  • peace
  • laziness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRY-ON

"You'll soon see whether it's a try-on or not," I defied him.

Our first try-on in the coach line was with the Goulburn mail.

He is the busiest gentleman in England—bar none—but he is never too busy for a try-on or for a consultation.

He had thought it bluff and something in the nature of a try-on; but he had determined to put a stop to it.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRY-ON

endeavor

nounattempt to achieve something
  • aim
  • all
  • best shot
  • crash project
  • dry run
  • effort
  • enterprise
  • essay
  • exertion
  • fling
  • full blast
  • full court press
  • full steam
  • go
  • header
  • labor
  • lick
  • old college try
  • one's all
  • one's level best
  • push
  • shot
  • stab
  • striving
  • struggle
  • toil
  • travail
  • trial
  • try
  • try-on
  • undertaking
  • venture
  • whack
  • whirl
  • work
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