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English definition of “attempt”


verb [T]     /əˈtempt/
B1 to try to do something, especially something difficult: [+ to infinitive] He attempted to escape through a window. He attempted a joke, but no one laughed. There's no point in even attempting an explanation - he'll never listen.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
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