try for

phrasal verb

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

Examples of try for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coming off lows in the mid-20s to near freezing, highs seem to try for the mid-40s at this point. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 While expressing some sympathy for the family of the victim whose fatal beating Vincent was tried for, Murphey stood by his decision not to cooperate. Jeremy Kohler, ProPublica, 10 Oct. 2023 Crediting Day for her success and careful to avoid criticizing him, Shiffrin said Harjo introduced ideas for data tracking on her equipment, which Shiffrin had wanted to try for a while. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 Williams had been missing since March 5, the night before he was supposed to be tried for murder in the 2021 shooting death of a man at a Macon convenience store. CBS News, 24 Oct. 2023 Hams can communicate locally or try for more distant contacts, aiming for communications as distant as the International Space Station or bouncing signals off the moon. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 5 Oct. 2023 For those 35 and over, tests are generally covered after couples have been trying for six months. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 20 Oct. 2023 According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, women should strive for about 25 grams of fiber per day and men should try for about 38 grams per day.4 Foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds all add to this total. Sarah Garone, Health, 14 Oct. 2023 What is beyond dispute is that 2023 has been extremely trying for Murdoch and his businesses. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 22 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Try for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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