try (something) on for size

Definition of try (something) on for size

  1. :  to put on (a piece of clothing, a pair of shoes, etc.) in order to see if it is the correct size

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make an attempt

    :  to put to test or trial

    :  to subject to something (such as undue strain or excessive hardship or provocation) that tests the powers of endurance

  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

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  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

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  1. :  assize

    :  a fixed portion of food or drink

    :  physical magnitude, extent, or bulk :  relative or proportionate dimensions

  1. :  to make a particular size :  bring to proper or suitable size

    :  to arrange, grade, or classify according to size or bulk

    :  to equal in size or other particular characteristic :  compare

  1. :  sized

  1. :  any of various glutinous materials (such as preparations of glue, flour, varnish, or resins) used for filling the pores in surfaces (as of paper, textiles, leather, or plaster) or for applying color or metal leaf (as to book edges or covers)

  1. :  to cover, stiffen, or glaze with or as if with size


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