make an unsuccessful run for

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Definition of make an unsuccessful run for

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: to fail at an attempt to win (something) She made an unsuccessful run for a seat in the Senate.

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“Make an unsuccessful run for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20an%20unsuccessful%20run%20for. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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