try for - definition and synonyms

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

See also main entry: try