try your hand at something

try your hand at something
try your hand at something phrase
to do an activity for the first time in order to find out whether you like it or are good at it

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at writing a novel.

Thesaurus: to start doing something new or differentsynonym
Main entry: try

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • try (your) hand at (something) — to attempt to do something. Goodwin worked as a journalist, and he also tried his hand at writing fiction for a time …   New idioms dictionary

  • try your hand (at something) — try your ˈhand (at sth) idiom to do sth such as an activity or a sport for the first time Main entry: ↑tryidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • try your hand at something — to do an activity for the first time in order to find out whether you like it or are good at it I ve always wanted to try my hand at writing a novel …   English dictionary

  • try your hand — to try to do something usually + at She wanted to try her hand at photography. • • • Main Entry: ↑hand try your hand see ↑hand, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • I Want to Hold Your Hand — Infobox Single Name = I Want to Hold Your Hand Artist = The Beatles Album = Meet the Beatles! (US) Non album single (UK) B side = This Boy (UK) I Saw Her Standing There (US) Released = Start date|1963|11|29|df=yes (UK) 13 January 1964 [http://www …   Wikipedia

  • try — try1 W1S1 [traı] v past tense and past participle tried present participle trying third person singular tries ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(attempt)¦ 2¦(test/use)¦ 3¦(food/drink)¦ 4¦(try to find somebody/something)¦ 5¦(door/window)¦ 6¦( …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • try — try1 [ traı ] (past tense and past participle tried [ traıd ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to attempt to do something: Don t try any of your tricks with me! I know she s not very helpful, but she does try. try to do something: Just… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • try — I UK [traɪ] / US verb Word forms try : present tense I/you/we/they try he/she/it tries present participle trying past tense tried UK [traɪd] / US past participle tried *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to attempt to do something I know she s… …   English dictionary

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

  • hand — hand1 W1S1 [hænd] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of body)¦ 2¦(help)¦ 3¦(control)¦ 4 get out of hand 5 on the other hand 6 hands off 7 in hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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