try on

tried on; trying on; tries on

Definition of try on

transitive verb

1 : to put on (a garment) in order to test the fit
2 : to use or test experimentally

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Other Words from try on

try-on \ ˈtrī-​ˌȯn How to pronounce try on (audio) , -​ˌän \ noun

Examples of try on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Currently though, the clothes available to try on do not correlate to IRL clothing. Frances Solá-santiago,, 1 Oct. 2021 That skill, all too familiar for many African Americans, gave him the ability to try on many hats of personality. Essence, 8 Sep. 2021 Even during normal times when fittings are done in person, the Hall of Fame recipients try on black stand-in jackets, said Mindy Davis, director of consumer marketing at Haggar. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 30 July 2021 Mami would try on different dresses, as Abuela would quickly sketch them down, noting the silhouettes and fabric. Carolina Dalia Gonzalez, Vogue, 6 May 2021 Warby Parker wants to open hundreds of locations, with each serving as a one-stop shop where customers can, crucially, get their eyes checked, try on frames and make a purchase. Lauren Debter, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 In the final minute, Staley opted to again pass on a long field goal try on fourth and four at the Kansas City 30. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2021 Adler says the experience is better than e-commerce because shoppers can try on clothing and test out décor in their house before their credit card is charged from the Santa app. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 23 Sep. 2021 There's never been a better, freer, more wonderful time to love beauty and try on its many forms. Jenny Bailly, Allure, 15 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of try on

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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try one's best/hardest

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13 Oct 2021

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“Try on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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