Definition of try for
: to make an attempt or effort to get (something) He tried for second place but finished third instead.
Word by Word Definitions
: to examine or investigate judicially
: to conduct the trial of
: to participate as counsel in the judicial examination of
: an experimental trial : attempt
: a play in rugby that is similar to a touchdown in football, scores usually five points, and entitles the scoring side to attempt a placekick at the goal for additional points
: the score made on a try
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