try as one might

Definition of try as one might

:no matter how hard one tries
  • Try as he might, he couldn't do it.

Word by Word Definitions

try play
  1. : to make an attempt

  2. : to make an attempt at

  3. : to put to test or trial

  1. : an experimental trial : attempt

  2. : 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

might play
  1. : past tense of may

  2. used to express permission, liberty, probability, or possibility in the past

  3. used to say that something is possible

  1. : the power, authority, or resources wielded (as by an individual or group)

  2. : bodily strength

  3. : the power, energy, or intensity of which one is capable


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