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I try to follow a male friend (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

amigo

'friend' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'i try to follow a male' is the wordplay.
'try' becomes 'go' (both can mean an attempt).
'to follow' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'male' becomes 'm' (common abbreviation).
'i'+'go'='igo'
'a'+'m'='am'
'igo' put after 'am' is 'AMIGO'.

(Other definitions for amigo that I've seen before include "Friend from Spain?", "friend from Barcelona", "Quixote's friend", "Friend, comrade", "buddy abroad?".)

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