give (something) (your) best shot

give (something) (your) best shot
give (something) (your) best shot to try as hard as possible to achieve something.

We gave it our best shot, but we still don't know what's wrong with the computer.


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  • give it your best shot — give it (your) best shot to do something as well as you possibly can, although you are not sure whether you will be able to succeed. Greg will be a tough opponent to beat, but I ll give it my best shot …   New idioms dictionary

  • give it best shot — give it (your) best shot to do something as well as you possibly can, although you are not sure whether you will be able to succeed. Greg will be a tough opponent to beat, but I ll give it my best shot …   New idioms dictionary

  • shot — shot1 [ʃɔt US ʃa:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(gun)¦ 2¦(bullets)¦ 3¦(attempt to score)¦ 4¦(photograph)¦ 5¦(film/tv)¦ 6¦(attempt)¦ 7 give something your best shot 8 be a long shot 9 a 10 to 1 shot/50 to 1 shot etc 10 a shot in the dark …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shot — shot1 [ ʃat ] adjective never before noun INFORMAL injured, damaged, or destroyed: The bones in her wrist were shot. shot to pieces/hell (=severely damaged or completely destroyed): My nerves are completely shot to pieces. be shot through with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shot — I UK [ʃɒt] / US [ʃɑt] noun Word forms shot : singular shot plural shots *** 1) [countable] an act of firing a gun fire a shot: The man fired two shots from a handgun. a) a bullet that is fired from a gun The third shot hit the officer in the… …   English dictionary

  • shot — [[t]ʃɒ̱t[/t]] ♦♦ shots 1) Shot is the past tense and past participle of shoot. 2) N COUNT A shot is an act of firing a gun. He had murdered Perceval at point blank range with a single shot... A man fired a volley of shots at them. 3) N COUNT: adj …   English dictionary

  • shot*/*/*/ — [ʃɒt] noun [C] I 1) an act of firing a gun, or the sound of a gun being fired The man fired two shots from a handgun.[/ex] The neighbours say they heard four shots.[/ex] 2) an act of throwing, hitting, or kicking a ball That was another fine shot …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Shot heard round the world — The Shot heard round the world is a well known phrase that has come to represent several historical incidentals throughout world history. The line is originally from the opening stanza of Ralph Waldo Emerson s Concord Hymn (1837), and referred to …   Wikipedia

  • give — give1 W1S1 [gıv] v past tense gave [geıv] past participle given [ˈgıvən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(present or money)¦ 2¦(put something in somebody s hand)¦ 3¦(let somebody do something)¦ 4¦(tell somebody something)¦ 5¦(make a movement/do an action)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • give — 1 verb past tense gavepast participle given PROVIDE/SUPPLY 1 (T) to provide or supply someone with something: give sb sth: Researchers were given a 10,000 grant to continue their work. | Can you give me a ride to the office on Tuesday? | He went… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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