Trial as a verb?

Hi, it appears that in the sentence below trial is used a verb. Isn’t trail a noun?

WorldPay trials first Electronic Cash Purse in Europe.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: A knight on horse[YSaerTTEW443543]

Hi Torsten

Many companies are very fond of turning verbs into nouns, nouns into verbs, etc.

I have heard trial used as a verb mainly in companies, but I haven’t yet seen it listed “officially” in any dictionary as a verb.

Do you know the verb componentize? (I can hardly pronounce that one. :lol:)

And did you know the word dialogue is listed in Webster’s Dictionary as a verb?


One of my dictionaries shows something as a verb, Amy. Consider someone little. :shock:

1- Don’t you dare try to something me!

Well, whatever you might say, I liked the sentence! :smiley:


I don’t believe I’ve ever heard that particular usage. :shock:

Hi Tom,

This isn’t really a verb but a substitute word. It’s often used to stand in for a swear word as in: He told me to something off. It is reminiscent to me of President Nixon’s famous expression - ‘expletive deleted’.


Now, that I’ve heard. :smiley:

I like the sentence too! Turning someone’s statement/answer into a verb is also something people do:

Don’t you ‘oh come on’ me!
Don’t you ‘darling/baby/my love’ me!
Don’t you ‘shh’ me!
Don’t you ‘but’ me!
Don’t you ‘oh no’ me!
Don’t you ‘but why’ me!
Don’t you ‘maybe’ me!
Don’t you ‘pff’ me!
Don’t you ‘what’ me!
Don’t you ‘eh/hey’ me!