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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theytry for
he/she/ittries for
present participletrying for
past tensetried for
past participletried for

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  1. try for something to attempt to get or achieve something difficult or something that you want very much

    My father encouraged me to try for a history scholarship.

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