an attempt on someone's life

Definition of an attempt on someone's life

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

attemptplay
  1. :  to make an effort to do, accomplish, solve, or effect

    :  tempt

    :  to try to subdue or take by force :  attack

  1. :  the act or an instance of trying to do or accomplish something :  an act or instance of attempting something

    :  an unsuccessful effort

    :  something resulting from or representing an attempt

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

lifeplay
  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model


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