- 企图 [qǐ tú]
- attempt; seek; try:
attempt [try] to stage a comeback; 企图东山再起
offer violence; 企图行凶
I am placing you under arrest for attempted burglary.
He was foiled in his attempt to deceive us/His attempt to deceive us was foiled.
His attempt to discredit his opponent boomeranged (on him) when he was charged with libel.
The manager tried to bully his men into working harder by threatening them with dismissal.
The prisoners tried to barter with the guards for their freedom.
He tried to provoke them into fighting.
I bitterly resent his attempts to interfere in my work.
They attempted to overthrow the monarch.