tried

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adjective \ ˈtrīd \

Definition of tried

1 :found good, faithful, or trustworthy through experience or testing
  • a tried recipe
2 :subjected to trials or distress
  • a kind but much-tried father

Examples of tried in a Sentence

  1. a tried and trusted friend

  2. a tried method for catching sport fish

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Origin and Etymology of tried

Middle English, from past participle of trien to try, test



TRIED Defined for English Language Learners

tried

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adjective

Definition of tried for English Language Learners

  • : found to be good or effective through use or testing


TRIED Defined for Kids

tried

Definition of tried for Students

  • past tense and past participle of try


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