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trying

adjective

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trying

verb
present participle of try

Synonyms & Antonyms of trying (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to subject (a personal quality or faculty) to often excessive stress
  • you're trying my patience

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2 to make an effort to do
  • try to unlock the door
  • will try to call later tonight

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The first known use of trying was in 1718

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“Trying.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trying. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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