Definition of attempted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈtemptɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈtemptɪd//
[only before noun]
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(of a crime, etc.) that somebody has tried to do but without success attempted rape/murder/robbery We were shocked by his attempted suicide.Extra examples attempted rape/​murder/​robbery
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