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cut-and-try

[ kuht-n-trahy ]
/ ˈkʌt nˈtraɪ /
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adjective
marked by a procedure of trial and error; empirical: Many scientific advances are achieved with a cut-and-try approach.
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Origin of cut-and-try

First recorded in 1900–05
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