an attempt on someone's life

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: an act of trying to kill someone : a usually unsuccessful effort to kill someone Police report that there has been an attempt on the actor's life.

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“An attempt on someone's life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/an%20attempt%20on%20someone%27s%20life. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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