try one's luck
Definition of try one's luck
: to do something in the hope that one will succeed He's trying his luck at starting his own restaurant.
Word by Word Definitions
: to make an attempt
: to put to test or trial
: to subject to something (such as undue strain or excessive hardship or provocation) that tests the powers of endurance
: 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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