Definition of an attempt on someone's life
- Police report that there has been an attempt on the actor's life.
: to make an effort to do, accomplish, solve, or effect
: to try to subdue or take by force : attack
: the act or an instance of trying to do or accomplish something : an act or instance of attempting something
: something resulting from or representing an attempt
: attack, assault
: some person : somebody
: 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
: of or relating to animate being
: using a living model
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