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a try at (someone or something)

1. A chance or opportunity to do or attempt something. Well, I haven't fixed a motor in nearly 10 years, but I'll certainly make a try at it. You had your chance, now let your brother have a try at breaking the piñata. Give Sarah a try at the equation. I bet she can solve it!
2. An attempt to best, defeat, or assault someone. Watching him smile that smug, self-important smile, I thought to myself how much I'd love to have a try at him—one on one, with nothing but our fists! A: "This doesn't seem like any ordinary thief. He's always one step ahead of us." B: "Give me a try at him, Chief. I think I can bring him in." She made a name for herself as one of the best racers in the world in the span of just one year. Now, every professional worth their salt wants a try at her.
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*try at someone

 and *shot at someone; *crack at someone; *go at someone *stab at someone
an attempt to convince someone of something; an attempt to try to get information out of someone; an attempt to try to train someone to do something. (The expressions with shot and crack are more informal than the main entry phrase. (*Typically: take ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Let me have a crack at him. I can make him talk. Let the new teacher have a try at Billy. She can do marvels with unwilling learners. Give me a crack at him. I know how to make these bums talk.
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*try at something

 and *shot at something; *crack at something; *go at something; *stab at something; *whack at something
to take a turn at trying to do something. (*Typically: take ~; have ~; give someone ~.) All of us wanted to have a try at the prize-winning shot. Let Sally have a shot at it. If you let me have a crack at it, maybe I can be successful.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Figure 2 shows the schematic diagram of the mesh with an initial crack at 1/5 height of the core wall.
Thicker annual rings are created in order to stabilize the developing crack at the wound.
Several methods have been proposed to calculate the stress intensity factors [K.sub.I] and [K.sub.II] for an oblique crack at the edge of a half-plane [7-12].
The crack at this stage propagated from node G to node I (Figure 5).
For example, the crack at [y.sub.0]/b = 0.5 does not affect the second frequency and mode, because this location is the node line of second mode; however, it has more influence on the first- and the third-order frequency and mode.
One has the following: [a.sub.0] is half-length of the crack; [[mu].sub.1], [[mu].sub.2] are shear modulus for materials 1 and 2; c is the distance from the middle of the crack at the interface plane; r, [theta] are polar coordinates, k = 3-4v for the plane strain case and k = (3--v)/(1+v) for the plane stress case, v is Poisson coefficient, and g is the parameter that expresses the magnitude of the applied load.
By using this method the emergence of daughter crack at a distance ahead of the mother crack in atomistic simulation is captured, and the predictions based on continuum analysis agree remarkably well with atomistic results.
This implies that a tensile crack at the macro-scale could start from the center of the disk, but experimental observations suggest that the crack starts from the areas near the loading plates.
Dust and paint in the crack at the initiation point suggest that this crack developed over time.
For example, for tough polymers, the Charpy three-point-bend method required, in addition to a notch, a very sharp crack at the root of the notch before crack initiation could be achieved.
In contrast, the edges of the S-EB-S TPE strips did not crack at either ozone exposure level.
* the initiation of a crack at a surface that has either residual tensile stresses (possibly produced by machining operations), or applied tensile stresses (as in external forces produced by gear tooth loading);
To compare the differences on crack growth of raw coal and briquette coal samples caused by local load, the method of extracting the videos taken by high-speed cameras as per each frame to obtain the high-definition images of each moment (with interval of 0.02 s) is adopted and the effective penetration size of crack at each moment is measured based on images to obtain the effective penetration rate of crack at each moment under the local load action; instantaneous maximum effective cut-through rate is selected and its data to obtain the instantaneous maximum effective cut-through rate of cracks are organized, as shown in Figure 12.
In addition, the achievement of study is restricted to laboratory test; effective obvious method of crack at spot is absent.