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try one's hand

Definition of try one's hand

  1. :  to try to do something —usually + at <She wanted to try her hand at photography.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to examine or investigate judicially

    :  to conduct the trial of

    :  to participate as counsel in the judicial examination of

  1. :  an experimental trial :  attempt

    :  a play in rugby that is similar to a touchdown in football, scores usually five points, and entitles the scoring side to attempt a placekick at the goal for additional points

    :  the score made on a try

handplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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