Phrasal Verbs with Try

Explore the various meanings of Phrasal Verbs related to trying. Discover phoning back, making attempts, provoking, testing, and more.

Phrasal Verbs with Try: Meanings, and Example Sentences

  • Try back: Phone back.
    1. I missed his call, so I need to try him back and see what he wanted.
    2. The receptionist asked the customer to leave his contact details and assured him that she would try back later.
    3. She left a message asking her friend to try her back as soon as possible.
  • Try for: Make an attempt to get something.
    1. He's going to try for a promotion at work.
    2. They decided to try for a loan to start their own business.
    3. She's been training hard to try for a place on the national team.
  • Try it on: Provoke someone by being annoying or behaving badly; attempt to get something, usually by deceit, without great hopes of success.
    1. He's just trying it on to get a reaction out of you. Don't let it bother you.
    2. The child was trying it on by throwing a tantrum to get what she wanted.
    3. He's always trying it on with his excuses to avoid doing his share of the work.
  • Try on: Put clothes on to see if they fit.
    1. She tried on several dresses before finding the perfect one for the event.
    2. He wanted to try on the shoes to make sure they were comfortable.
    3. The salesperson assisted her in trying on different outfits in the fitting room.
  • Try out: Test; test something to see if you like it or want to buy it; be tested for a sports team.
    1. They tried out the new software to see if it met their requirements.
    2. Before buying a car, it's a good idea to try it out with a test drive.
    3. He's excited to try out for the basketball team and showcase his skills.
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