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English definition of “attempted”

attempted

adjective [before noun]     /əˈtemp.tɪd/ specialized
(of a crime) that someone has tried to commit without success: A man is being questioned in relation to the attempted murder/robbery last night.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
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