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Definition of "try for" [try for]

  • Make an attempt at achieving something (verb)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "try for" in a sentence
  • "Yet Momma insisted that Mrs. Allismore try for a while longer."
  • "And when he appeared at the starting line in July of 2002 to try for a fourth straight victory, he still heard occasional cries of Dop-AY!"
  • "AFTER MY DISAPPOINTMENT over the Montgomery Ward job, I confessed to Jack about my unsuccessful job-hunting expedition in Chicago and mentioned the suggestion from the woman at NBC that I try for a job in the sticks."
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