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  1. attempt

    • IPA[əˈtɛm(p)t]

    英式

    • v.
      make an effort to achieve or complete (something difficult);try to climb to the top of (a mountain)
    • n.
      an effort to achieve or complete a difficult task or action;an effort to surpass a record or conquer a mountain
    • verb: attempt, 3rd person present: attempts, gerund or present participle: attempting, past tense: attempted, past participle: attempted

    • noun: attempt, plural noun: attempts

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. make an effort to achieve or complete (something difficult) she attempted a comeback in 2001 troops shot civilians who attempted to flee
    • try to climb to the top of (a mountain) the expedition was the first to attempt Everest
    • try to take (a life) he would not have attempted the life of a friend

    名詞

    • 1. an effort to achieve or complete a difficult task or action an attempt to halt the bombings
    • an effort to surpass a record or conquer a mountain an attempt on the unclimbed north-east ridge
    • a bid to kill someone Karakozov made an attempt on the Tsar's life
    • a thing produced as a result of trying to make or achieve something she picked her first attempt at a letter out of the wastebasket