try on

verb

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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Although there are suggestions for how the 50% cut in carbon emissions can be achieved by 2050, such as batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, none has been tried on big ships yet. The Economist, "A wave of new environmental laws is scaring shipowners," 21 June 2018 Mitchell, of the counseling center directors association, said students should never try on their own to deal with a seriously troubled peer. Aneri Pattani, chicagotribune.com, "College students train to help peers at risk for suicide, depression and more," 12 July 2018 In fact, the stylist picked out the first — and only — wedding dress that Schumer tried on for her big day. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "Amy Schumer Denies Pregnancy After Her Clothing Line Reveal Photo Sparks 'Bump' Speculation," 12 July 2018 As reported by TechCrunch, Facebook's latest feature will harness augmented reality to allow users to virtually try on beauty products using your phone's front-facing camera. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Facebook to Launch New Makeup Augmented Reality Feature," 11 July 2018 Facebook said in a blog post that Michael Kors was the first to test out an AR ad in which people can try on a digital version of the brand’s designer sunglasses. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Facebook Is Testing Augmented Reality Ads in News Feed," 10 July 2018 Uniformed re-enactors from the 100th Infantry Division Preservation Group will discuss military routines and war bonds and let young visitors try on helmets. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "8 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 28 June 2018 Target has also launched the Target Beauty Studio, a service that lets customers virtually try on makeup. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Target Just Made Shopping for Makeup Much Easier," 21 May 2018 Sivan’s in the midst of a fitting, trying on outfits his stylist sent over for a series of upcoming appearances, including what will be a surprise duet with Taylor Swift at the Rose Bowl stop on her Reputation Tour. Billboard, "How Troye Sivan Found Stardom Without Catering to Straight Fans," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of try on

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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