make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
The essence of the crime of attempt is that the defendant has failed to commit the actus reus (the Latin term for the "guilty act") of the full offence, but has the direct and specific intent to commit that full offence. The normal rule for establishing criminal liability is to prove an actus reus accompanied by a mens rea ("guilty mind") at the relevant time (see concurrence and strict liability offences as the exception to the rule).
Each lifter is allowed three attempts, at requested weights, on the snatch and on the clean and jerk. The results of the best good lifts are added to reach a total. If the lifter doesn't have at least one valid attempt in each of the two lifts, there is no total.
Each competitor has 3 attempts on the snatch and 3 on the clean and jerk at weights requested and specified by the rules. In order to qualify for a total, the athlete must perform at least one successful attempt on each movement.
A course in which a student remains registered past the last date for withdrawal, whether successfully or unsuccessfully completed. Students in any program are allowed 5.0 credits of additional attempts to complete the program requirements.