adverbial phrase. Essentially "trying not" or "trying to avoid" in standard English. The subtle difference between the slang standard English usages can be seen as follows: in standard English "not trying" simply means a failure to put forth any effort; whereas the slang meaning encompasses affirmative avoidance of responsibility, or steps taken to get out of an obligation.
Slang: Yo man now D not trying to pay me back.

Standard: D is trying to avoid paying me back.
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A informal phrase used when someone who is annoyed and thinks someone/something can't do something.
-I bet you I can win the lottery today!
-Try and try.
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A grammatically incorrect form of 'try to'. While 'try and' is commonly used, it is incorrect, as it technically means: try an unspecified action, then do the other, specified action. One can either try something, do something or try to do something, but one cannot try and do something.

Unlike 'try to', 'try and' is seldom inflected; whilst one may (incorrectly) use 'try and' instead of 'try to', one would very rarely use 'trying and' or 'tried and' instead of 'trying to' and 'tried to', respectively.

It is important to remember that 'try' is synonymous with 'attempt'. The word 'attempt' means to make an effort to achieve something. It is very rare to here 'attempt and' as most people recognise 'attempt and' as incorrect, however, the same people often fail bear that in mind when using the word 'try'.
Person 1: Try and speak good English.
Person 2: It is 'try to', not 'try and'; one can try something or try to do something, but not both at the same time.

The phrase 'try and', is as annoying as 'could of'.
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To engage in sexual relations with someone. Usually, romance or commitment does not enter the equation.
Yeah, your girlfriend? It's her personal goal to try it on with everyone she knows. EVERYONE. Sorry, man.
by the.dreamer February 04, 2008
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When someone pushes you to your limit to see if you will so something back
Man that nigga John just tried you like a lame
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