try for

phrasal verb
tried for; trying for; tries for

Definition of try for

: to make an attempt or effort to get (something) He tried for second place but finished third instead.

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“Try for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/try%20for. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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