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try hard

This page is about the collocation try hard

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to put a lot of effort into doing something

For example

  • I tried really hard to win, but he was faster than me.

  • You could tell she was trying hard. She looked really determined.

Quick Quiz

I tried hard because I

a. knew I couldn't fail

b. didn't want to fail

c. didn't want to try

Contributor: Matt Errey