Definitions for "Prisoner of war"
a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war
a captured enemy combatant who wears a distinctive sign, carries arms openly and does not violate the laws or customs of war
a combatant, generally a member of the armed forces of a party to an international armed conflict or an individual enjoying equivalent legal status, who has fallen into the hands of an adverse party
Keywords:  tries, fails, kill, asks, him
a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him
a prisoner of the state