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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

try someone back (again)

tv. to call someone back on the telephone (again) later. I’ll try her back later.
See also: again, back, someone, try
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After Life This Ricky Gervais comedy series on Netflix sees nice guy Tony decide to stop caring about everything else after his wife dies - only for his pals to try him back from the dark side.
But a fall at Exeter and an ordinary run at Newbury caused plans to change and Stewart and his trainer Paul Nicholls will try him back up at two and a half miles in the Unicoin Homes Relkeel Hurdle.
It wasn't easy finding a suitable chase for him, so we decided to try him back over hurdles.
Two and a half miles on Friday, might prove a bit quick and we could try him back over three miles."