take a run at (something)

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take a run at (something)

To put forward an earnest or sincere effort toward doing, accomplishing, or attaining something. The senator announced yesterday that she will be taking a run at the presidency next year. Our town is going to take a run at the Guinness World Record for the most people standing in formation to spell out a word.
See also: run, take