attempt

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attempt is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈtɛmpt/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
attempt

Plural
attempts

  1. An attempt is a try at something, usually something difficult
    It's broken and no attempt has been made to fix it.

Verb[change]

Plain form
attempt

Third-person singular
attempts

Past tense
attempted

Past participle
attempted

Present participle
attempting

  1. (transitive) To try or to make an effort at.
    If you get something in your eye, do not attempt to remove it yourself.