Definition of Try for

1. Verb. Make an attempt at achieving something. "She tried for the Olympics"

Exact synonyms: Go For
Generic synonyms: Compete, Contend, Vie



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Try For

truthtellers
truthtelling
truthward
truthwards
truthy
trutination
trutinations
truttaceous
truxilline
truxillines
try
try-hard
try-hards
try-in
try-on
try for (current term)
try on
try one's hand
try one's luck
try out
try out one's own chops
try square
tryal
tryals
trye
tryed
tryer
tryers
trygon
tryhard

Literary usage of Try for

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1. A Selection of Leading Cases, on Various Branches of the Law by John William Smith, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace, John William Wallace (1855)
"... the writing of the discharge, the other by the court, seil, the sufficiency and validity of it, which the jury could not try; for they agree, ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1824)
"... practicable—we say again, that it i* very, knowledge for ignorance, indus- practicable—once more we eay that it try for idleness, innocence for guilt, ..."

3. My Autobiography by Samuel Sidney McClure (1914)
"... as a Chore- boy—Charley Griffith—My Restlessness —I try for a College Education A LTHOUGH my spirits rose so high on that Fourth of July day in Hebron, ..."

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