My first attempt at a chocolate cake tasted horrible.
Before they fled the country, the enemy vainly attempted to destroy all the factories.
He didn't pass the exam, but it was a good attempt.
1. 试图; 企图; 试图做[+to-v][+v-ing]
They attempted to finish the task before July.
They attempted the life of the dictator.
1. 企图, 尝试[(+at/on)][+to-v]
He made an attempt on the world record.
Her attempt at poetry was a failure.
Several attempts have been made on the president's life.