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 After tidying the garden, Flora cleans up Dani’s room going so far to try on a pair of glasses in her suitcase. Shannon Carlin,, "The Haunting of Bly Manor," 13 Oct. 2020 Against some teams, the touchdown drive would have stopped there, leading to a 37-yard field goal try on fourth-and-2. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "The Cleveland Browns gave up an 84-yard touchdown drive that showed exactly how this defense can succeed," 6 Oct. 2020 No word yet on whether Tan and Hillary try on each other's pantsuits. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton Got Together to Mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg," 30 Sep. 2020 Trailing 23-20 after Arizona scored on the previous possession, the Lions sent Prater and their field goal unit on for a would-be 58-yard try on fourth-and-6 with 12:08 left in the game. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Matt Prater: Passing on 58-yard FG vs. Cards 'was the right call, for sure'," 29 Sep. 2020 Seasons 1 and 2 of the show included President Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, Tiffany Haddish, Howard Stern, and Kanye West, who discussed his mental health struggles and invited Letterman into his home to try on clothes. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "David Letterman's 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction' set to return for Season 3 on Netflix," 24 Sep. 2020 Although there may be changes to meet COVID-19 guidelines, the exhibit originally included black robes for museum-goers to try on and pose on a replica Supreme Court bench. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Notorious RBG exhibit lauding former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to land at Maltz Museum," 22 Sep. 2020 For example, shoppers will be able to try on clothing and choose furniture without ever touching the products or leaving their house. Sergio Buniac, Fortune, "Why the coronavirus pandemic has made 5G more essential than ever," 7 Sep. 2020 Mott & Bow will ship you both pairs to try on at your convenience. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, "Build the wardrobe of your dreams with these clothing subscription boxes," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of try on

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Oct 2020

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“Try on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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