try it on

Definition of try it on

British, informal

  1. 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. 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

  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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