attempt

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

attempt

noun

Definition of ATTEMPT

1
an effort to do or accomplish something <it took several attempts before we made good ice cream with an old-fashioned hand-cranked ice cream freezer>
Synonyms assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirl
2
the act or action of setting upon with force or violence <several attempts on the life of the country's chief drug enforcement official>

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