attempt

attempt
ə'tempt
1. verb
(to try: He attempted to reach the dying man, but did not succeed; He did not attempt the last question in the exam.) intentar, tratar de

2. noun
1) (a try: They failed in their attempt to climb the Everest; She made no attempt to run away.) tentativa, intento
2) (an attack: They made an attempt on his life but he survived.) atentado
attempt1 n intento / tentativa
he succeeded at his first attempt tuvo éxito en su primer intento
attempt2 vb intentar
police are attempting to rescue her la policía intenta rescatarla
attempt
tr[ə'tempt]
noun
1 (try) intento, tentativa
he made an attempt at 4 metres hizo un intento a 4 metros
I'll do it or die in the attempt lo haré o moriré en el intento
transitive verb
1 intentar
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to make an attempt on somebody's life atentar contra la vida de alguien
attempt [ə'tɛmpt] vt
: intentar, tratar de
attempt n
: intento m, tentativa f
attempt
n.
atentado s.m.
conato s.m.
intento s.m.
tentativa s.f.
v.
atentar v.
atentar contra v.
intentar v.
tentar v.

I ə'tempt
transitive verb
a) (try)

to attempt to + inf/-ing — tratar de or intentar + inf

b) (have a try at) \<\<student\>\> \<\<exam question\>\> intentar responder a (frml)

she attempted a smile — intentó sonreír

c) attempted past p

attempted suicide — intento m de suicidio

attempted murder/robbery — tentativa f de asesinato/robo

attempted coup — intentona f golpista


II
noun intento m

at o (esp AmE) on the first attempt — a la primera (tentativa), al primer intento

attempt to + inf: in my attempt to avoid the other car ... al tratar de or intentar esquivar el otro coche ...; they made no attempt to be polite no hicieron ningún esfuerzo para ser corteses; attempt at something/-ing: I made an attempt at conversation traté de or intenté entablar conversación; she had another attempt at the record volvió a intentar batir el récord; to make an attempt on somebody's life — atentar contra la vida de alguien

[ǝ'tempt]
1. N
1) (=try) intento m

we'll do it or die in the attempt — lo haremos o moriremos en el intento

at the first attempt — en el primer intento

this is my first attempt — es la primera vez que lo intento

after several attempts they gave up — tras varios intentos or varias tentativas, se dieron por vencidos

we had to give up the attempt — tuvimos que renunciar a la empresa

it was a good attempt — fue un esfuerzo digno de alabanza

to make an attempt to do sth — hacer una tentativa de hacer algo, intentar hacer algo

he made no attempt to help — ni siquiera intentó ayudar

he made two attempts at it — lo intentó dos veces

to make an attempt on the record — tratar de batir el récord

to make an attempt on the summit — tratar de llegar a la cumbre

2) (=attack) atentado m

to make an attempt on sb's life — atentar contra la vida de algn

2. VT
1) [+ task] intentar realizar; [+ exam question] intentar responder a

to attempt a reply — intentar responder, tratar de responder

to attempt a smile — intentar sonreír

to attempt suicide — intentar suicidarse

2) (=try)

to attempt to do sth — tratar de or intentar or (esp LAm) procurar hacer algo

the pilot attempted to land — el piloto trató de aterrizar

* * *

I [ə'tempt]
transitive verb
a) (try)

to attempt to + inf/-ing — tratar de or intentar + inf

b) (have a try at) \<\<student\>\> \<\<exam question\>\> intentar responder a (frml)

she attempted a smile — intentó sonreír

c) attempted past p

attempted suicide — intento m de suicidio

attempted murder/robbery — tentativa f de asesinato/robo

attempted coup — intentona f golpista


II
noun intento m

at o (esp AmE) on the first attempt — a la primera (tentativa), al primer intento

attempt to + inf: in my attempt to avoid the other car ... al tratar de or intentar esquivar el otro coche ...; they made no attempt to be polite no hicieron ningún esfuerzo para ser corteses; attempt at something/-ing: I made an attempt at conversation traté de or intenté entablar conversación; she had another attempt at the record volvió a intentar batir el récord; to make an attempt on somebody's life — atentar contra la vida de alguien


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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