try on


tried on; trying on; tries on

transitive verb

: to put on (a garment) in order to test the fit
: to use or test experimentally
try-on noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That meant, instead of giving Tucker a short field goal try on fourth down, Baltimore had to retry third down. Chris Easterling, USA TODAY, 18 Dec. 2022 In Week 3, Campbell opted for a 54-yard field goal try on fourth-and-4 with 1:14 remaining. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 18 Dec. 2022 The Cardinals had to find a way to regroup, and after Matt Prater missed a 50-yard field goal try on the drive in which Murray was injured, Arizona scored on three straight possessions in the second quarter. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 12 Dec. 2022 Shaya had sent Fenves and his wife, Norma, samples to try on camera. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2022 That effort was abadoned, as was an effort to try on Miller’s left foot and leg. Ivana Hrynkiw |, al, 7 Oct. 2022 Lilah got to enjoy all the tiny treats that come with afternoon tea and even had the opportunity to try on a fascinator to complete her tea-time look. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2022 The former Wichita State golfer birdied three of the last five holes to post a 67, while lipping out a birdie try on the par-3 No. 17. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Aug. 2022 The strengths of retail spaces include person-to-person interaction, product displays, reading material and the ability to try on and physically hold the product. Katelyn Zhao, Forbes, 13 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of try on was in 1664

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Cite this Entry

“Try on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

try on

: to put on (as a garment) in order to test the fit

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