make an attempt on someone's life

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: to try to kill someone Someone made an attempt on her life.

make an attempt on (someone's) life

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Definition of make an attempt on (someone's) life (Entry 2 of 2)

: to try to kill (someone) A would-be assassin made an attempt on the President's life.

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“Make an attempt on someone's life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20an%20attempt%20on%20someone%27s%20life. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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