attempt, try, assay, seek
pick up the gauntlet, take a dare - be dared to do something and attempt it
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
struggle, fight - make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
have a go, give it a try - make an attempt at something; "I never sat on a horse before but I'll give it a go"
grope - search blindly or uncertainly; "His mind groped to make the connection"
endeavor, endeavour, strive - attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
give it a try, give it a whirl - try; "let's give it a whirl!"
adventure, gamble, run a risk, take a chance, take chances, risk, chance, hazard - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
lay on the line, put on the line, risk - expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"
a deliberate attempt to destabilize defence
It took us two goes to get the colour right.
I didn't really expect anything, but it was worth a try.
He made no effort to hide.
He will be given a shot at the world title.
a young lad's struggle to support his poverty-stricken family
a bid to silence its critics
High levels of dioxin were confirmed by scientific tests.
a proposed new law banning animal experiments
I'd love to have a crack at the title next year.
a Russian-American joint venture
Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
Several times tennis stars have had a stab at acting.
His first endeavours in the field were wedding films.
panting from the exertion of climbing the stairs