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We attempted to make life as awkward as possible for them. The Sun (2016)It was the first attempt and it worked. The Sun (2017)There were at least two attempts on his life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is another to attempt to impose regulations on 1.3 billion people determined to avoid them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ex-PM was urged to pause and think about his record before attempting to overturn the will of the people. The Sun (2016)Clearly, my attempt to make it from scratch was viewed as quaint, archaic and unnecessary. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This attack is an attempt to kill the hope of it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was making a second attempt to land when a fuel tank is thought to have exploded. The Sun (2013)It followed numerous threats and an earlier attempt to kill him. The Bullet Catchers (1989)Trained not to attempt something for which they had not been trained. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You made one last attempt and this time he replied. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Watch the climb then attempt it yourself. The Sun (2012)No first attempt at the alphabet of an unknown language has been so. EMPIRES OF THE PLAIN: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon (2003)They were concerned that the suspects would go into hiding or attempt an attack. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Paramedics will also be on standby during his record attempt. The Sun (2016)His second attempt was hardly more auspicious. Christianity Today (2000)He was the first man to be killed attempting the land speed record. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Quite why he did this is something the film attempts to address. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Looks like another attempt to make euro more acceptable. The Sun (2008)They were aiming to make it past the group stage for the first time in six attempts. The Sun (2010)Various attempts on his life follow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They won't be the first to make an attempt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I told him the story about the attempt on his life. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)So why was it that Turkey was able to see off a coup attempt for the first time in its history? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has denied involvement, but there is increasing evidence that his followers were at the core of the coup attempt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Q Why was there a coup attempt? The Sun (2016)The array of online services we can access anywhere, and at any time, means we make fewer attempts to remember things. The Sun (2012)
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British English: attempt /əˈtɛmpt/ NOUN
If you make an attempt to do something, you try to do it, often without success.
...a deliberate attempt to mislead people.
- American English: attempt
- Arabic: مُحَاوَلة
- Brazilian Portuguese: tentativa
- Chinese: 尝试
- Croatian: pokušaj
- Czech: pokus
- Danish: forsøg
- Dutch: poging
- European Spanish: intento
- Finnish: yritys kokeilu, yrityskerta
- French: tentative
- German: Versuch
- Greek: απόπειρα
- Italian: tentativo
- Japanese: 試み
- Korean: 시도
- Norwegian: forsøk
- Polish: próba usiłowanie
- European Portuguese: tentativa
- Romanian: încercare
- Russian: попытка
- Latin American Spanish: intento
- Swedish: försök
- Thai: ความพยายาม
- Turkish: girişim
- Ukrainian: спроба
- Vietnamese: sự cố gắng
British English: attempt /əˈtɛmpt/ VERB
If you attempt to do something, especially something difficult, you try to do it.
I've never attempted to do something like that.
- American English: attempt
- Arabic: يُحاوِلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: tentar
- Chinese: 试图
- Croatian: pokušati
- Czech: pokusit se
- Danish: forsøge
- Dutch: proberen
- European Spanish: intentar
- Finnish: yrittää
- French: tenter essayer
- German: versuchen
- Greek: επιχειρώ
- Italian: tentare
- Japanese: 試みる
- Korean: 시도하다
- Norwegian: forsøke
- Polish: spróbować
- European Portuguese: tentar
- Romanian: a încerca
- Russian: пытаться
- Latin American Spanish: intentar
- Swedish: försöka
- Thai: พยายาม
- Turkish: kalkışmak
- Ukrainian: пробувати
- Vietnamese: cố gắng
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