make a run for

idiom

US
: to attempt to win (something)
She made a run for a seat in the Senate.

Examples of make a run for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Douglas did not make a run for the most recent Olympics in Tokyo, a move many in the gymnastics world interpreted as a de facto retirement announcement. Kaetlyn Liddy, NBC News, 27 Apr. 2024 Now and then, one of the men in the cellar would make a run for it. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024 An all-out melee ensues as Samira and Jonas make a run for the compound gates and Charly and Joseph break in to help them. Megan McCluskey, TIME, 4 Apr. 2024 Her support systems are in place to make a run for one of her greatest dreams, the Olympics. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for make a run for 

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“Make a run for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20run%20for. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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