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retry

verb re·try \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtrī \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of retry

retried; retrying
transitive + intransitive
1 T/I : to try (something) again to see if it is successful, working, or satisfactory
  • He retried downloading the program.
  • Turn the device and the router off for at least ten seconds, then turn them back on and retry the connection.
  • —Ankit Banerjee
  • a restaurant that might be worth retrying
  • After a certain number of failed attempts, the system will stop retrying.
2 T law : to try (someone or something) judicially for a second time
  • Prosecutors decided to retry the case.
  • retry a defendant
  • He was retried on the manslaughter charge.

First Known Use of retry

circa 1673

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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retry

noun re·try \ ˈrē-ˌtrī \

Definition of retry

plural retries
: a new attempt or try
  • The website loaded on the third retry.

First Known Use of retry

1960

in the meaning defined above

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Law Dictionary

retry

transitive verb re·try \ ˌrē-ˈtrī \

legal Definition of retry

retried; retrying
: to try again

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