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attempts

noun
plural of attempt

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an effort to do or accomplish something
  • it took several attempts before we made good ice cream with an old-fashioned hand-cranked ice cream freezer

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attempts

verb
present tense third-person singular of attempt

Synonyms & Antonyms of attempts (Entry 2 of 2)

to make an effort to do
  • after attempting—and failing—to start the lawn mower on my own, I finally succeeded with a neighbor's help
  • don't even attempt walking on your broken foot

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“Attempts.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/attempts. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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