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[ trahyd ]


  1. simple past tense and past participle of try.


  1. tested and proved good, dependable, or trustworthy: tried-and-true.

    a man of tried talents and integrity.

  2. subjected to hardship, worry, trouble, or the like.


/ traɪd /


  1. the past tense and past participle of try

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tried1

First recorded in 1350–1400
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Example Sentences

Here are five sparkling wines for spring, from the trendy to the tried and true.

You can also directly ask teachers, principals, or daycare centers for tried and true suggestions.

Paid search is a tried and true method for reaching customers who already are raising their hand to say they’re interested in what you have to offer.

Razor scooters are a tried and true classic for kids and adults alike.

It has also required added flexibility as brands want to get messages out to audiences faster than ever and the tried and true mediums can no longer happen with as much in-person collaboration.

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Have you tried to access the research that your tax dollars finance, almost all of which is kept behind a paywall?

In the meantime, Epstein has tried to use his charitable projects to float him back to the top.

They tried to continue their getaway but had to quickly abandon their vehicle on the Rue de Meaux in the 19th.

She claims the FBI tried to enlist her as a cooperating source in their investigation.

As he tried to make his way through a crowd of mourners late last month, he looked preoccupied and even disoriented.

Poor Squinty ran and tried to hide under the straw, for he knew the boy was talking about him.

And the others, not knowing that he had that day repented, sat at their distance and tried to form no conclusion.

There was no one in sight, and he carefully raised the cover a little way and tried to look in.

Instinctively he tried to hide both pain and anger—it could only increase this distance that was already there.

I have tried to show that, given organization, given the will for it, such a world-wide education is possible.


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