make a run at

idiom

US
: to attempt to win or do (something)
The team is making a run at the championship.

Examples of make a run at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After securing the West’s No. 1 seed and losing to the No. 5 Mavericks in the second round, the Thunder got better and now have another chance to make a run at emerging as Western Conference champions next season. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 2 July 2024 Restless fans might wish for a trade, but short of that and/or roster moves that clear up a spot, Hawkins will have to work on getting stronger, shoring up defensive shortcomings, and improving the non-shooting parts of his game to make a run at more playing time next season. Kels Dayton, Hartford Courant, 15 Apr. 2024 The Niners had a chance to take Mahomes second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, but, with plans to make a run at Kirk Cousins in the 2018 offseason, opted against even studying Mahomes that year, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News, 11 Feb. 2024 Advertisement On the front end, Hurley and UConn are strongly positioned to make a run at a third straight championship, a feat that was last accomplished by John Wooden when UCLA won seven in row from 1967 to 1973. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for make a run at 

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“Make a run at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20run%20at. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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