tried

[ trahyd ]
/ traɪd /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of try.

adjective

tested and proved good, dependable, or trustworthy: a man of tried talents and integrity.See also tried-and-true.
subjected to hardship, worry, trouble, or the like.

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Origin of tried

First recorded in 1350–1400

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH tried

tired, tried
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British Dictionary definitions for tried

tried
/ (traɪd) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of try
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