try back

try back

To attempt to visit or contact some person or location following a failed previous attempt. A noun or pronoun can be used between "try" and "back," but only when referring to a phone call. Professor Smith has actually gone home for the day, but you can try back again tomorrow. No message, I'll just try him back later.
See also: back, try

try someone back (again)

to try to return someone's telephone call again. She's not in, so I'll try her back later. Jan will try her back.
See also: back, try

try back

v.
1. To call or visit a location again as the continuation of an attempt to make contact with a person or place: The office is now closed, but you can try back during business hours.
2. To call or visit someone again as the continuation of an attempt to make contact: If I'm not around when you call, try me back tomorrow night.
See also: back, try

try someone back

verb
See also: back, someone, try
References in classic literature ?
I shall try back on my visit and see if I can recall any more of what I saw or felt."
However, in the confusion of the mist, I found myself at last too far to the right, and consequently had to try back along the river-side, on the bank of loose stones above the mud and the stakes that staked the tide out.
I tell you plainly, we shall be wasting our time, and cudgelling our brains to no purpose, if we attempt to try back, and unravel this frightful complication from the beginning.
Alex Webber got a try back for Pontypridd as he evaded a couple of tackles and reached out to score, but Quins secured a try bonus point when Dominic Booth powered over from close range and Wilson converted.
Scrum half Joe Heatley then supplied a fourth and bonus point try before Macc pulled a try back through centre Sam Broster.
The visitors, who like Huddersfield, were badly hit by injuries, pulled a try back with Weller Hauraki but Suaia Matagi had the final say for Giants.
Chris Walker finished off some good work by Nathan Faint to make it 20-3, and after Rovers pulled a try back, Danny Ashton scored a try for 25-10.
The visitors recovered and pulled another try back, George going over for his second from a driving maul.
Wilmslow pulled a try back but the last scoring of the game was a well-worked try from right wing Loon, successfully converted by Harvey for a final scoreline of 52-5.
George King pulled a try back for Ireland but man of the match Josh Ralph burst through the Irish defence for Wales's sixth try which Olds converted and finished off the scoring with a another penalty goal.
Fredrick Odongo kicked in three conversions as Laiser proved to be too much for their opponents.Isaac Ouma had pulled a try back for last year's finalists but they were unable to complete a comeback as Laiser overpowered them with a strong second half display.
Zambia pulled one try back before the break, but Dithupa combined with Bagwasi for the latter to seal a 17-5 victory with another try in the second half.
Sam Tomkins added one conversion and struck an upright with another as the Warriors led 10-0 but winger Fetuli Talanao, who scored a hat-trick in Hull's opening win over Huddersfield Giants, produced an acrobatic finish on 23 minutes to pull a try back.
Justin Carney pulled a try back for Salford in the 61st minute, but Reece Lyne and Johnstone went over in the last six minutes.
Justin Carney - who later limped off with an ankle injury - pulled a try back for Salford before Reece Lyne and Johnstone went over in the final six minutes.