try one's luck

Definition of try one's luck

  1. :  to do something in the hope that one will succeed He's trying his luck at starting his own restaurant.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  1. :  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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  1. :  a force that brings good fortune or adversity

    :  the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual

    :  favoring chance


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