try one's hand at

try one's hand at
try one's hand at
1. To attempt
2. To test one's prowess at
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Main Entry:hand

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attempt to do (something) for the first time, typically in order to find out if one is good at it

a chance to try your hand at the ancient art of drystone walling


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • try one's hand at — ► try one s hand at attempt to do for the first time. Main Entry: ↑try …   English terms dictionary

  • try one's hand at — idi try one s hand at, to undertake so as to test one s aptitude for …   From formal English to slang

  • try one's hand at — try for the first time, make a first attempt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • try one's hand — MAKE AN ATTEMPT; attempt, try, try out, give something a try; informal have a go, have a stab, have a shot, have a bash, give something a whirl; formal essay. → hand * * * phrasal : to attempt something for the firs …   Useful english dictionary

  • try one's hand at — I regret that I never tried my hand at waterskiing Syn: have a go at, make an attempt at, have a shot at; attempt, try, try out, give something a try; informal have a stab at, give something a whirl; formal essay …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • try one's hand — {v. phr.} To make an inexperienced attempt (at something unfamiliar.) * /I thought I would try my hand at bowling, although I had never bowled before./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • try one's hand — {v. phr.} To make an inexperienced attempt (at something unfamiliar.) * /I thought I would try my hand at bowling, although I had never bowled before./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • try one's hand — verb to attempt a skill, craft, or trade possibly for the first time [ …   Wiktionary

  • try\ one's\ hand — v. phr. To make an inexperienced attempt (at something unfamiliar.) I thought I would try my hand at bowling, although I had never bowled before …   Словарь американских идиом

  • try one's hand — make an inexperienced attempt at something I have decided to try my hand at sailing a boat this summer …   Idioms and examples

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