attempt


attempt
1. III
1) attempt smth., smb. attempt an attack (a bold flight, etc.) предпринять атаку и т. д.; attempt a capture попытаться захватить кого-л. в плен; attempt a difficult task взяться за решение трудной задачи; attempt a settlement of the dispute постараться разрешить спор; attempt an excuse (concealment, resistance, a smile, etc.) (по)пытаться оправдаться и т. д.: attempt the mountain попытаться совершить восхождение на гору; attempt the enemy's camp сделать попытку пробраться /проникнуть/ в лагерь противника: don't attempt impossibilities не старайтесь сделать невозможное; don't attempt too much Be беритесь за то, что вам не по силам
2) attempt smth. attempt one's own life (smb.'s life) покушаться на собственную жизнь (на чью-л. жизнь)
2. XIII
attempt to do smth. attempt to escape (to catch a train, to swim across a river, to climb a mountain, to form a new plan, to conceal smth., to convince smb., to deceive smb., etc.) (по)пытаться предпрннйть попытку бежать и т. д.
3. XIV
attempt doing smth. attempt swimming across the river (flying, catching her, etc.) (по)пытаться /(по)пробовать, предпринять попытку/ переплыть реку и т. д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • Attempt — At*tempt (?; 215), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attempted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attempting}.] [OF. atenter, also spelt atempter, F. attenter, fr. L. attentare to attempt; ad + tentare, temptare, to touch, try, v. intens. of tendere to stretch. See {Tempt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • attempt — [ə tempt′] vt. [ME attempten < OFr attempter < L attemptare, to try, solicit < ad , to + temptare, to try: see TEMPT] 1. to make an effort to do, get, have, etc.; try; endeavor 2. Archaic to tempt n. 1. a try 2. an attack, as on a person …   English World dictionary

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