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Attempt to achieve (something) again.‘I reattempted entry’
- ‘If they are taking a diuretic, the dosage should be reduced or held for three days before reattempting therapy.’
- ‘I wasn't here so they left one of those little, scrawled notes that they'd reattempt delivery the next day.’
- ‘After undertaking this training students will be required to reattempt the diagnostic assessment.’
- ‘Noticing that the plane's centerline tank had not jettisoned, he commanded a jettison reattempt.’
- ‘Carl then reattempted to get to the woodpecker's hole.’
- ‘Soldiers enlisted through the scheme who fail to immediately meet the requirements of the Special Forces Entry Test will be offered the option to reattempt the test at a later date.’
- ‘Once the symptoms have resolved, a dosage increase may then be reattempted, but at a slower rate.’
- ‘His hands rose weakly, pushed at Leonardo's shoulders, and fell, only to reattempt it again seconds later.’
- ‘She reached out to reattempt a pat of my hand and, because I had enough time to prepare for her movement, I didn't pull away, this time.’
- ‘Initial backcrosses of the third mutant failed and were not reattempted due to findings during complementation testing.’
- ‘The company, whose turnover should be close to $15 million this year, is in no hurry to reattempt a listing after an aborted flotation in 2000.’
- ‘The all-fours position is compatible with all intravaginal manipulations for shoulder dystocia, which can then be reattempted in this new position.’
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