give a try
give (one) a try (at something)
To give one a chance or opportunity to do or attempt something. Give Sarah a try at the equation. I bet she can solve it! You had your chance, now give your brother a try at breaking the piñata. Hey, you've been hogging the new pogo stick to yourself. Give me a try!
give (something) a try
To try something (often for the first time as a means of forming an opinion about it). A: "Do you want to try driving my car, to see how you like it?" B: "Yeah, sure, I'll give it a try." I have given hiking a try in the past—it's just not for me.
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give something a tryand give something a go; give something a whirl; give something a shot
to make a try at something. Why don't you give it a go and see if you like it?
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