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advertise to try to find something by placing a notice or advertisement in a public place (usually followed by "for"). [1/3 definitions]
agitate to try to stir up public support (often followed by "for" or "against"). [1/3 definitions]
aim to intend or try (often followed by "to" or "at"). [1/6 definitions]
assess to look at and try to discover the quality or degree of (something); evaluate; estimate. [1/3 definitions]
attempt to try or seek. [1/3 definitions]
audition to try out for a role or position by performing. [1/3 definitions]
bait to try to anger by teasing or nagging. [1/4 definitions]
bend over backward to try very hard; make a great effort.
bend over backwards to try very hard; make a great effort.
bingo a game in which players try to match numbers on a card with numbers read out by a caller. Each player has a card with numbered squares. The player who is the first to cover a whole row of squares is the winner.
blackmail to obtain or try to obtain blackmail from. [1/3 definitions]
bluff2 to try to fool a person by pretending something is true when it is not. [1/3 definitions]
bob2 to try to take hold of floating or hanging objects with the mouth as part of a game. [1/4 definitions]
branch out to try new activities, interests, or pursuits.
bumper car one of a number of miniature electric cars that are part of an amusement at a fair or carnival. People ride in the cars and try to bump into other cars or escape from being bumped. The cars are designed to be safe and enjoyable for the riders.
clown to act as a clown or to try to get attention by acting silly (sometimes followed by "around"). [1/3 definitions]
clutch1 to try to grab (usually followed by "at"). [1/4 definitions]
compete to try to win or get something that others are also trying to get. [1/2 definitions]
contest a race or game that people try to win to get a prize; competition. [1/4 definitions]
court to try to gain the favor or love of. [1/8 definitions]
debate to try to make a decision about something; think over. [1/4 definitions]