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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