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After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows, this character, and working within Days of Our Lives, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career.
Matthew Ashford

Meaning of "trying" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TRYING

trying  [ˈtraɪɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRYING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Trying is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES TRYING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Trying

Trying is a drama by Canadian-born playwright Joanna Glass that premiered at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater on March 29, 2004. The two-act play depicts the final year in the life Francis Biddle—the United States Attorney General under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials—as it was seen through the eyes of his then twenty-five-year-old assistant, Sarah Schorr. As the young woman relates to the audience, she is merely the latest and coincidentally the last in a long and unsuccessful line of personal secretaries, all of whom have disappointed Biddle in some way. Much of the story revolves around issues of aging and the breakdown of communication over divisions of age and class. The work is derived from Glass's own experiences as Biddle's assistant from 1967-68.

Definition of trying in the English dictionary

The definition of trying in the dictionary is upsetting, difficult, or annoying.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRYING


buying
ˈbaɪɪŋ
crying
ˈkraɪɪŋ
drying
ˈdraɪɪŋ
dying
ˈdaɪɪŋ
flying
ˈflaɪɪŋ
frying
ˈfraɪɪŋ
home-buying
ˈhəʊmˌbaɪɪŋ
horrifying
ˈhɒrɪˌfaɪɪŋ
lying
ˈlaɪɪŋ
multiplying
ˈmʌltɪplaɪɪŋ
nondrying
ˌnɒnˈdraɪɪŋ
outlying
ˈaʊtˌlaɪɪŋ
prying
ˈpraɪɪŋ
qualifying
ˈkwɒlɪfaɪɪŋ
quick-drying
ˌkwɪkˈdraɪɪŋ
satisfying
ˈsætɪsfaɪɪŋ
spin-drying
ˌspɪnˈdraɪɪŋ
spying
ˈspaɪɪŋ
terrifying
ˈtɛrɪˌfaɪɪŋ
underlying
ˌʌndəˈlaɪɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRYING

try it on
try line
try on
try one´s hand
try one´s luck
try out
try plane
try square
try-on
trye
trying plane
tryingly
tryingness
tryke
tryma
trymata
tryout
trypaflavine
trypan blue
trypanocidal

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRYING

accompanying
annoying
blackberrying
bullying
card-carrying
copying
dairying
hurrying
laying
paying
playing
quarrying
saying
sheep-worrying
unhurrying
unvarying
unwearying
varying
wearying
worrying

Synonyms and antonyms of trying in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TRYING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «trying» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of trying

Translation of «trying» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRYING

Find out the translation of trying to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of trying from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «trying» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

难对付的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

duro
570 millions of speakers

English

trying
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोशिश कर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحاول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пытаясь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

exasperante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চেষ্টা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

difficile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

mencuba
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schwierig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

つらい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

견디기 힘든
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyoba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cố gắng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முயற்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रयत्न करत आहे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çalışıyor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

difficile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

próby
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

намагаючись
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încercând
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσπαθώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

probeer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

försöker
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

prøver
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of trying

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TRYING»

The term «trying» is very widely used and occupies the 1.748 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRYING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about trying

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10 QUOTES WITH «TRYING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word trying.
1
Eve Arnold
It's hard for me to assess what I brought because each time you pick up a camera and point it at a person, you're trying to define that person so to talk generally is difficult because I have to think of a given image in order to conjure up what we're talking about.
2
Matthew Ashford
After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows, this character, and working within Days of Our Lives, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career.
3
Lloyd Banks
I see myself as a flashlight in the dark. I'm not trying to be overlooked anymore.
4
Martin Bashir
I'm just trying to do my best in the circumstances and am very happy for everyone else to do the same so I don't cultivate enemies.
5
Gelila Bekele
I'm learning simplicity and how to wear my body. I'm enjoying life and trying to be the best me.
6
Chris Bell
I have no problem with battling for a position. I have no problem trying to beat somebody out. It's a sport, competition, so I'm used to it.
7
Sergey Brin
We've seen a massive attack on the freedom of the web. Governments are realizing the power of this medium to organize people and they are trying to clamp down across the world, not just in places like China and North Korea; we're seeing bills in the United States, in Italy, all across the world.
8
Max Brooks
Zombies have no memories of their former life. You wont see the undead trying to wash windows or do your taxes. All they know how to do is swarm and feed.
9
Cliff Burton
Why should we change onstage? We're not trying to be something big and fancy, it's just us, doing what we do, we'd like to keep it that way.
10
Jacqueline Carey
It's funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRYING»

Discover the use of trying in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to trying and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: With a New ...
From this classic tome, learn everything you need to know to land the corner office: · How to make money · How to make more money · How to choose the right company (one big enough so that nobody knows exactly what anyone else is doing) ...
Shepherd Mead, 2011
2
Get Laid or Die Trying: The Field Reports
Get Laid or Die Trying presents in utterly shameless, hilarious, and graphic detail, Jeffy’s gritty, 100 percent real, and jaw-droppingly astonishing feats of seduction, revealing exactly how one goes about: • Attracting the girl you ...
Jeff Allen, 2011
3
How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying
Rodney, a self-admitted coward, moves to Ohio where the middle school bully immediately singles him out, but when a stray baseball knocks the bully out just as he is about to beat Rodney up, Rodney gains an undeserved reputation as a tough ...
Scott Starkey, 2012
4
Die Trying: (Jack Reacher 2)
Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise.
Lee Child, 2008
5
Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough
This book shows how to make a difference in the lives of customers and communities. It has been used by managers and decision makers in over 40 states and seven countries. Its plain language talk-to-action methods produce results.
Mark Friedman, 2005
6
How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me
It is also an international epidemic. Susan Blauner is the perfect emissary for a message of hope and a program of action for these millions of people.
Susan Rose Blauner, 2009
7
Good News for Those Trying Harder
What can we do when trying harder isn't working? Author and pastor Alan Kraft invites us to be still.still enough to hear the twin melodies that comprise the good news of the gospel-brokenness and faith.
Alan Kraft, 2011
8
How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying): A ...
With candid advice and insights from a seasoned insider, this guide will leave students better prepared not only to succeed in college but to enjoy it as well.
Jon B. Gould, 2012
9
Boys Among Men: Trying and Sentencing Juveniles as Adults
Sheds new light on the popular but controversial move to charge, try, and sentence juvenile offenders as adults.
David L. Myers, 2005
10
Trying
Drama / lm, 1f / Interior Trying is a two-character play based on the author's experience during 1967-1968 when she worked for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, D.C. Judge Biddle had been Attorney General of the United States under ...
‎2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRYING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term trying is used in the context of the following news items.
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Good Samaritan Family Gunned Down Trying to Help Stranded …
Trying to be Good Samaritans cost two members of a Montana family their lives and left their daughter wounded. Published at 12:48 am ET, Fri Jul 31 2015. «KTLA, Jul 15»
2
Stop Trying to Please Everyone
Many of us are familiar with the concept of Getting to Yes, an iconic negotiation strategy developed by Harvard professor Roger Fisher and others. For many ... «blogs.hbr.org, Jul 15»
3
Man From Buffalo Area Is Charged With Trying to Aid ISIS
The man, Arafat M. Nagi, 44, of Lackawanna, N.Y., becomes the latest in a string of arrests of American citizens and residents accused of trying to support the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Palestinian, 18, Dies While Trying to Evade Israeli Security
RAMALLAH, West Bank — A Palestinian man died after he was shot and appeared to fall from a rooftop in the West Bank while trying to evade arrest by the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
Stop Trying To Be Creative
I recently finished a story I'd spent several months obsessing over. When I pitched the piece to my editor, I knew that I'd found a worthy subject, but I couldn't ... «FiveThirtyEight, Jul 15»
6
Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You're Probably Doing It Wrong
Long gone are the days when you could pass off all your computer issues to an expert — IT support or the broadband 1-800 number. Today, in this ... «NPR, Jul 15»
7
Trying to Win the Public's Trust With Autonomous Cars, at 120 MPH
SONOMA, Calif. — Markus Hoffmann, an engineer at Audi, prepared himself for a high-speed run around the Sonoma Raceway here in Northern California. «New York Times, Jul 15»
8
Trying To Remember Multiple Things May Be The Best Way To …
Our days are full of things to remember, and they don't always arrive in an orderly fashion. Perhaps you begin your commute home and remember that you need ... «NPR, Jul 15»
9
Trying On, Selling and Stealing Sneakers, One Shoe at a Time
Theft prevention has changed just about everything involved in the transaction of buying a pair of sneakers — even the simple act of trying them on for size. «New York Times, Jul 15»
10
United States Women's Open: Trying to Gain an Edge, a Caddie …
“Whatever Paul did, he would not have been knowingly trying to break the rules,” said Mike Patterson, the longtime caddie for Karrie Webb. “I can almost ... «New York Times, Jul 15»

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