try 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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try-on \ ˈtrī-​ˌȯn , -​ˌän \ noun

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The students were able to feel and even try on some of the catcher's equipment, such as a helmet, shoulder and chest pads, and a baseball glove. Emily Himes, miamiherald, "Miami Lighthouse for the Blind students receive sensory tour of Marlins Park," 2 July 2018 Uniform and equipment display - in the Courage Pavillion curators will allow visitors to touch and even try on genuine and reproduction equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Doug Maccash,, "Honor D-Day at the National WWII Museum, Wednesday (June 6)," 5 June 2018 Customers can pick up online orders and try on items pulled from nine nearby full-line stores. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Why Nordstrom Is Betting on High-Touch Tech," 25 May 2018 Abe reaches out and tries on a bit of a different persona. James Hebert,, "Old Globe Theatre's world premiere 'Wanderers' weaves together disparate stories," 6 Apr. 2018 Warby Parker was founded in 2010 and quickly gained popularity for its $95 on-trend prescription eyeglasses that could be ordered online and tried on at home. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Warby Parker is valued at $1.75 billion after a pre-IPO investment of $75 million," 14 Mar. 2018 Looks like pair had no problem there — Arocho tried on outfit after outfit, becoming more confident with each one, said Gimena. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "[UPDATE]: The Woman Who Was Fat Shamed at Dairy Queen Got Treated to a Major Shopping Spree," 14 Apr. 2017 Gizmodo took a trip to visit the rig at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and tried on NASA's setup. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Inside the NASA Holodeck That Brings the ISS to Earth," 16 June 2015 The service allows shoppers to order clothes, shoes and accessories to try on at home. Ryan Suppe, ajc, "Amazon Prime members can now try on clothes before paying for them," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of try on

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Oct 2018

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The first known use of try on was in 1664

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