Definition of tried
- a tried recipe
- a kind but much-tried father
a tried and trusted friend
a tried method for catching sport fish
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: found to be good or effective through use or testing
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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