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Attempt

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noun, verb - Attempt is to make an effort to swim in the open water. It does not imply success or failure, but simply the intention or start of a swim to, across, around or from a particular starting location to a particular finishing location.

Usage

The swimmers tried his third attempt of the channel.

Origin

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French attempter, from Latin attemptare, from ad- + temptare to touch, try — more at tempt. First Known Use: 14th century

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