Kangaroo word: strives
Joey word: tries
Definitions in relation to their use in kangaroo words, taken from Google Dictionary, and edited for formatting.
strives (verb): make great efforts to achieve or obtain something.
tries (verb): makes an attempt or effort to do something.
The letters T, R, I, E, and S found within the kangaroo word “strives” arrange in the listed order to complete the joey word “tries”. While a word can have multiple definitions, in relation to their use with kangaroo words, these two words share a similar meaning: effort that is made.