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English definition of “attempt”

attempt

verb  /əˈtempt/ us  
to try to make or do something: [T] The team’s quarterback attempted only 12 passes during the entire game. [+ to infinitive] Don’t attempt to do these tricks at home.

attempt

noun [C]  /əˈtemt/ us  
the act of trying to make or do something: [+ to infinitive] The pilot made several attempts to regain control of the aircraft. An attempt on someone’s life is an act of trying to kill that person: a failed attempt on the president’s life
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