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Phrasal Verbs

try on

This page is about the phrasal verb try on

Meaning: to put on clothes or shoes before buying them to see if they fit properly and look good

For example:

  • try on sth Did he try on that shirt before he bought it? It looks too big for him.

  • try sth on Excuse me, but I'm not sure if these jeans fit me. Can I try them on?

Nouns often used as objects with try on: clothes, shoes, jeans, jacket, sunglasses, ring

Quick Quiz:

You should try on a pair of jeans before you

a. buy them

b. wear them

c. design them

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Contributor: Matt Errey