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  *看* | 看* | *看
to see / to look at / to read / to watch / to visit / to call on / to consider / to regard as / to look after / to treat (an illness) / to depend on / to feel (that) / (after verb) to give it a try / Watch out! (for a danger)
(used after a verb) give it a go / to do (sth for a bit to give it a try) / one time / once / in a while / all of a sudden / all at once
  *找* | 找* | *找
to try to find / to look for / to call on sb / to find / to seek / to return / to give change
great effort / to strive / to try hard
  *试* | 试* | *试
to test / to try / experiment / examination / test
to try sth out / to be on probation
to try / to attempt / CL:
  *审* | 审* | *审
to examine / to investigate / carefully / to try (in court)
to rush (to do sth urgent) / to try to be the first / to forestall
to try out / to test
  *赶* | 赶* | *赶
to overtake / to catch up with / to hurry / to rush / to try to catch (the bus etc) / to drive (cattle etc) forward / to drive (sb) away / to avail oneself of (an opportunity) / until
upward / up / to advance / to try to improve oneself / to make progress
one's employment / business / matter that needs to be settled / (northern dialect) (of a person) demanding / trying / troublesome / erhua variant of / CL: , 樁|桩
to attempt / to try
to try to answer a question (in a quiz, guessing game, riddle etc) / quiz game
a trial / to try sb
  *劝* | 劝* | *劝
to advise / to urge / to try to persuade / to exhort / to console / to soothe
  *尝* | 尝* | *尝
to taste / to try / to experience / already / ever / once
to ask for sth and receive it / to try to obtain / to look for and obtain
(try to) overcome (hardships etc) / to conquer / to put up with / to endure
(coll.) to try to
preliminary exam / qualifying exam / first try / preliminary testing
to sound out / to probe / to feel out / to try out
to attempt / to try / attempt / CL: 種|种
to have a try
to give it a try
to pan for gold / to try to make a fortune
  *诈* | 诈* | *诈
to cheat / to swindle / to pretend / to feign / to draw sb out / to try to extract information by deceit or bluff
to try hard to / to strive to
to try / to make an attempt / to think of a way (to accomplish sth)
(coll.) to cultivate good relations with sb / to try to gain favor with sb
a torment / a trial / tribulation / a cross (to bear) / well-tried
to work hard / to try to make a living
a tried and tested medical prescription
lame (unimpressive) / a huge letdown / not to try at all
to try to find out / to trace / to track down
to try wearing clothes / fitting trial
to think up every possible method (idiom); to devise ways and means / to try this, that and the other
to try to persuade sb to give up (their job, plans etc)
to try on (clothes) / fitting
to explain / to justify / to defend (a point of view etc) / to provide an explanation / to try to defend oneself
to try out a new product (or manufacturing process) / prototype / trial product
making an all-out effort (idiom); to try one's heart out / to do one's utmost
to decline / to avoid / shirking responsibilities / to blame others / to pass the buck / to unload one's responsibilities / to try to get out of a task
inquest / trial / interrogation / to try / to interrogate
to try to please
to try harder / to redouble one's efforts
to do one's work / to work on sb / to try to persuade sb
to pull strongly against a crazy tide (idiom); fig. to try hard to save a desperate crisis
to analyze / to try to figure out / to try to fathom
to be eager to give sth a try (idiom)
to discuss together / to try to reach a common judgment / panel discussion
to try in vain / futile attempt
to play yabao (a gambling game) / (fig.) to gamble on / to take one's chance / to try one's luck
to show off / to try to be brave
to (try to) find the time to
  *撵* | 撵* | *撵
to expel / to oust / (dialect) to chase after / to try to catch up with
polite phrase / conventional greetings / cliché / to try to worm facts out of sb
"ant tribe", college graduates who endure cramped living conditions while trying to develop a career
to adjudicate / to finish a trial / to try and pass verdict
friendly one-upmanship / to try to emulate
lit. badly burned about the head (from trying to put out a fire) (idiom) / fig. hard-pressed / under pressure (from a heavy workload, creditors etc)
dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom); constant perseverance yields success / You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up. / Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.
lit. you hoodwink me and I cheat you (idiom); fig. mutual deception / each tries to outwit the other / dog eats dog and devil take the hindmost
to try one's utmost / to strive
to overreach oneself / to try to be clever and end up with egg on one's face
to drive in reverse / fig. to take a backward step / retrogressive / trying to turn the clock back
to examine / to investigate / to try to determine
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / don't try to run before you can walk
lit. mythical bird Jingwei tries to fill the ocean with stones (idiom); futile ambition / task of Sisyphus / determination in the face of impossible odds
to roam all over the place / to go into every nook and corner / to infiltrate / (of criminals, enemies etc) to be on the run / to flee and try to hide
dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom); constant perseverance yields success / You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up. / Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.
to try to stop a fight / to intervene in a fight
well-tried / time-tested
no strategy left to try (idiom); at one's wit's end / at the end of one's tether / powerless
to try everything to avoid / to guard against
to mediate in a quarrel / to intervene in a dispute and try to calm things down
to try to score (a goal) / final push (at a critical juncture) / the final leg of sth
one who tries never to offend anybody
to be secretive; to try to cover up (idiom)
to try one's luck / to leave sth to chance
(of a childless couple) to pray for a son / to try to have a child
to try hard to catch up
to crush one's own foot while trying to maneuver a rock (to a cliff edge, to drop on one's enemy) (idiom) / hoisted by one's own petard
trying to hide it makes it more conspicuous (idiom); A cover up only makes matters worse.
lit. not aiming to achieve the best possible result, but rather trying to avoid making mistakes (idiom) / fig. to take a risk-averse approach
to make inquiries / to try to find out / to pry
lit. looking for a fine horse using only a picture (idiom) / fig. to do things along rigid, conventional lines / to try and find sth with the help of a clue
to waste (one's breath, one's energy etc) / to try in vain
lit. to give medicine to a dead horse (idiom) / fig. to keep trying everything in a desperate situation
to try harder / to redouble one's efforts
to shirk / to try to get off work / to slide on the job
having given away a bride, to lose one's army on top of it (idiom) / to suffer a double loss after trying to trick the enemy
to go against the tide (idiom); to do things all wrong / to try to turn back history / a perverse way of doing things
mutually shirking responsibilities (idiom); each blaming the other / passing the buck to and fro / each trying to unload responsibilities onto the other
Honecker (name) / Erich Honecker (1912-1994), East German communist politician, party general secretary 1971-1989, tried for treason after German unification
sb who tries to be on good terms with everyone
to try sth out / trial / pilot scheme
rolling and crawling / trying frantically to escape (idiom)
touchdown / try (sports)

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