try for

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Verb1.try for - make an attempt at achieving somethingtry for - make an attempt at achieving something; "She tried for the Olympics"
compete, vie, contend - compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
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It was easier to try for your sakes than for my own.
Broster steadied the ship with his second try for Macc but there was no stopping Stour as prop Stef Thorp and then flanker Luke Veeble both crashed over from close range.
Upon resumption from half time, Homeboyz's Mugaisi scored a drop goal, but Wokorach replied with a penalty, while Ayange hit down a converted try, before Kabole drove home an unconverted try.William Diffu scored a converter try for Homeboyz.
Swansea held a 12-5 advantage at half-time thanks to first-half tries from Rhys Williams and Josh Guy against an Adam O'Driscoll try for Bridgend.
Christian Parker scored a consolation try for the visitors.
Patrick McCann, James Cardwell and Tom Kiddell were playing well, but Thirsk scored a penalty and a try, before Murray scored his second try for Acklam.
Sharples scored his second try for Gloucester to make it 32-26.
Park were 18-10 up at the break and while Tynedale pulled the deficit to just one point with tries in the 62nd and 66th minute Jamie Connoly intercepted a chip and ran the length of the field to score the decisive try for the home side.
JOHN BALDESSARI: If there was something I recognized in the piece that I try for in my own work, it was that it traverses a kind of visual music, moving the viewer's eye and slowing it down.
Glasgow No 8 John Petrie then scored a well worked try for his side with fly-half Tommy Hayes, who had a miserable day with the boot, adding the conversion.