effort

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛfərt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛfɚt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(efərt)

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effort

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [joint, global, cooperative] effort
  2. a [desperate, deliberate, concerted, great] effort
  3. [good, nice] effort!
  4. during the rescue effort
  5. will take a great effort to [win, finish, learn]
  6. took a team effort to
  7. took [more, less] effort than I expected
  8. only took (a) minimal effort
  9. required a lot of effort (to)
  10. gave it my best effort
  11. will make a special effort to
  12. made a huge effort to
  13. was a wasted effort
  14. make an effort to [assure, bond with, ensure, keep]
  15. make an effort on his behalf
  16. make an effort by [trying, providing, doing]
  17. [need, try] to make more of an effort
  18. didn't even make the effort
  19. put forth an effort (to)
  20. expend effort [doing, trying]
  21. in an effort to [improve, finish, start]
  22. [despite, in spite of] our best efforts
  23. the effort [needed, required] to [finish]
  24. the effort involved in [doing, making, getting]
  25. it was a [good, decent, reasonable] effort
  26. one of her [finest, best, most appreciated] efforts
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