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English definition of “try for sth”

try for sth

phrasal verb with try     /traɪ/ verb
to attempt to get something: Are you going to try for that job in the sales department?Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of try for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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