Definition of trying
: severely straining the powers of endurance a trying experience
Examples of trying in a Sentence
They have been through some trying times together.
He can be very trying at times.
Recent Examples of trying from the Web
The Sounders, like other MLS teams, try to be as supportive as possible of national team duty, though the early call-in for USMNT players came at a trying time for them.
Your hands are full trying to stay with these guys as opposed to bringing in some unneeded drama or something.
Sybase Inc. laid off 600 full-time employees on Monday – more than one-tenth of the total workforce, as part of a reorganization to combat the trying times that brought 1997’s annual losses to US$55 million.
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First Known Use of trying
TRYING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trying for English Language Learners
: difficult to deal with
TRYING Defined for Kids
Definition of trying for Students
: hard to bear or put up with
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