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reattempt

verb re·at·tempt \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈtem(p)t \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reattempt

reattempted; reattempting; reattempts
: to make a second or subsequent effort to do, accomplish, solve, or effect (something) : to attempt (something) again
  • reattempt an experiment
  • The team would reattempt the trek two weeks later, this time making it several thousand feet up the north face before fatigue and deep snow turned them back.
  • —Rebecca Huntington

First Known Use of reattempt

1589

in the meaning defined above

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reattempt

noun

Definition of reattempt

plural reattempts
: a second or subsequent act or instance of trying to do or accomplish something : a new attempt
  • finally succeeded after several reattempts
  • … some treatments appear to reduce the chance of reattempts among those who have previously tried to kill themselves.
  • —Matthew Nock

First Known Use of reattempt

1598

in the meaning defined above

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