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Definition of attempt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

attempt

 verb
verb
NAmE//əˈtɛmpt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they attempt
 
he / she / it attempts
 
past simple attempted
 
-ing form attempting
 
 
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 to make an effort or try to do something, especially something difficult attempt to do something I will attempt to answer all your questions. Do not attempt to repair this yourself. attempt something The prisoners attempted an escape, but failed.
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