Definition of try as one might
- Try as he might, he couldn't do it.
: to make an attempt
: to make an attempt at
: to put to test or trial
: 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
: past tense of may
used to express permission, liberty, probability, or possibility in the past
used to say that something is possible
: the power, authority, or resources wielded (as by an individual or group)
: bodily strength
: the power, energy, or intensity of which one is capable
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