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  1. attempt

    • IPA[əˈtem(p)t]

    美式

    • v.
      make an effort to achieve or complete (something, typically a difficult task or action);try to climb to the top of (a mountain)
    • n.
      an act of trying to achieve something, typically one that is unsuccessful or not certain to succeed;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, typically a difficult task or action) she attempted a comeback in 1989 those who attempted to flee were captured at the border
    • try to climb to the top of (a mountain) the group's next plan was to attempt Everest
    • try to take (a life) he would not have attempted the life of a friend

    名詞

    • 1. an act of trying to achieve something, typically one that is unsuccessful or not certain to succeed an attempt to halt the bombings any attempt at talking politics ended in a fit of laughter
    • an effort to surpass a record or conquer a mountain we made an attempt on the southwest buttress
    • 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 her first attempt at a letter ended up in the wastebasket
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    • IPA[əˈtɛm(p)t]

    英式

    • v.
      make an effort to achieve or complete (something difficult): she attempted a comeback in 2001 troops shot civilians who attempted to flee
    • n.
      an effort to achieve or complete a difficult task or action: an attempt to halt the bombings

    Oxford Dictionary