In a bit to

RORSCHACH

Senior Member
Farsi-persian
Hi
what does "in a bid to" mean here? Could yo explain it to me?


“Rosenstein’s damning memo about Comey’s handling of the email investigation may have been exploited by the Trump White House to justify firing the FBI Director in a bid to shut down the Russia investigation, but its conclusions should still be taken seriously.”

Source: Hillary Rodham Clinton. “What Happened.”
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    It means "in an attempt to".

    bid (WR dictionary): an attempt to attain some purpose: made a bid for the nomination.
     
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