try it on

Definition of try it on

British, informal
1 :to behave badly so that someone becomes annoyed or angry often + with
  • Don't take any notice of him—he's only trying it on with you.
2 :to try to start a sexual relationship with someone often + with
  • He tried it on with a girl at the pub.

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


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