an attempt on someone's life

an attempt on someone's life
an attempt on someone's life
: an act of trying to kill someone : a usually unsuccessful effort to kill someone

Police report that there has been an attempt on the actor's life.

Someone made an attempt on her life. [=someone tried to kill her]

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Main Entry:attempt

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  • attempt on one's life — attempt to murder, attempt to kill someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • attempt */*/*/ — I UK [əˈtempt] / US noun [countable] Word forms attempt : singular attempt plural attempts 1) an effort to do something one last desperate attempt The government has made no attempt to avert the crisis. attempt on: an attempt on the world record… …   English dictionary

  • attempt — at|tempt1 [ ə tempt ] noun count *** an effort to do something: one last desperate attempt The government has made no attempt to avert the crisis. attempt on: an attempt on the world record attempt at: It s his fourth attempt at flying a balloon… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • attempt — /əˈtɛmpt / (say uh tempt), /əˈtɛmt / (say uh temt) verb (t) 1. to make an effort at; try; undertake; seek: to attempt a conversation; to attempt to study. 2. Obsolete to tempt. –noun 3. effort put forth to accomplish something; a trial or essay.… …  

  • attempt — [[t]əte̱mpt[/t]] ♦ attempts, attempting, attempted 1) VERB If you attempt to do something, especially something difficult, you try to do it. [V to inf] The only time that we attempted to do something like that was in the city of Philadelphia...… …   English dictionary

  • attempt — at|tempt1 W1S2 [əˈtempt] n 1.) an act of trying to do something, especially something difficult attempt to do sth ▪ All attempts to control inflation have failed. ▪ The protesters made no attempt to resist arrest. ▪ his first unsuccessful attempt …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • attempt — 1 noun (C) 1 an act of trying to do something, especially something difficult: attempt to do sth: All attempts to control inflation have failed. (+ at): He made one last attempt at the world record. | make no attempt: The protestors made no… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • attempt — {{11}}attempt (n.) 1530s, from ATTEMPT (Cf. attempt) (v.). Meaning effort to accomplish something by violence is from 1580s, especially as an assault on someone s life. {{12}}attempt (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. attempter (14c.), earlier atenter to …   Etymology dictionary

  • attempt — at·tempt || É™ tempt n. try, assay; effort to do or accomplish something; assault, attack (as an attempt on someone life ) v. try, assay …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Life of Soul — ( Lyfe of Soule ) is a short anonymous prose tract written in the late Middle English of the English midlands about 1400 or a little earlier.FormThe tract takes the form of a catechetical dialogue, or at least begins that way, one interlocutor… …   Wikipedia

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