Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of effort.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Right now they say they are 'efforting' Porta-Pottys.

    Larry King gives Jon Stewart portable restroom for Mall rally

  • He was a class act, and in a world of blow-dried packaged news anchors who use words like "efforting" ( "We're efforting to bring you the details as soon as they are available") he stood above the rest, and that includes people like Tom Brokaw with his painful speech pattern and Dan Rather with his folksiness-on-crack delivery.

    August 2005

  • One more kudo to NBC Channel 6: I have not heard one of their reporters use the word "efforting" as a verb ( "We are efforting to bring you that story").

    September 2004

  • I'm tired of "efforting" my way through everything.

    Bend Blogs

  • We are "efforting" to see if Theodore would like to stop by for a chat.) - Alex Ovechkin as a lead singer-one-hit wonder or rock legend?

    Kuklas Korner

  • We are "efforting" to see if Theodore would like to stop by for a chat.) - Alex Ovechkin as a lead singer-one-hit wonder or rock legend?

    Kuklas Korner

  • We are "efforting" to see if Theodore would like to stop by for a chat.) - Alex Ovechkin as a lead singer-one-hit wonder or rock legend?

    Kuklas Korner

  • We are "efforting" to see if Theodore would like to stop by for a chat.) - Alex Ovechkin as a lead singer-one-hit wonder or rock legend?

    Kuklas Korner

  • Friday afternoon, I'm ducking work for an hour and taking a rare trip over to CNN, a station I avoid for a multitude of reasons, including what they do to the English language -- they always seem to be "efforting" to bring us more on a story because they think it sounds like harder work than "trying..."

    John Eskow: Wolf Blitzer, Master of Life and Death

  • Friday afternoon, I'm ducking work for an hour and taking a rare trip over to CNN, a station I avoid for a multitude of reasons, including what they do to the English language -- they always seem to be "efforting" to bring us more on a story because they think it sounds like harder work than "trying..."

    John Eskow: Wolf Blitzer, Master of Life and Death

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  • heard this spoken in a Science Friday interview about climate change. To me, this word doesn't sound right.

    May 8, 2019