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]
the act or action of setting upon with force or violence <several attempts on the life of the country's chief drug enforcement official> Synonyms aggression
, coup de main
Related Words ambuscade
; air raid
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