to tackle a problem - meaning scope


Hello there!

If someone says "I have tackled the problem", does it necessarily mean that this person has solved this problem? Can it mean, as well, that they tried but did not succeed?

Thank you in advance.
  • GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    "I have tackled the problem" says neither that the problem has been solved nor that the attempt to solve the problem has failed. All it says is that someone has undertaken to address the problem.
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