try out

try out
try out (for (something)) to compete for something.

Jim tried out for the school play.

Usage notes: usually said about competing to play on a team or perform in a show

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  • try out — try on / try out [v] evaluate, test appraise, audition, check out, demonstrate, experiment, fit, give a try, have a dry run*, have a fitting*, inspect, practice, probe, prove, put into practice, put to the test, sample, scrutinize, taste, try for …   New thesaurus

  • Try out — Try out, v. i. to compete for a postition, as on a sports team or in a theatrical presentation. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Try out — Try out, v. t. to use (something not previously used) to determine its fitness for a particular purpose; also, to attempt (a deed) to determine if it will accomplish a particular purpose. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • try out — try to become a member of a team    Let s try out for soccer this year. Let s play on the team …   English idioms

  • try-out — tryˈ out noun A test performance • • • Main Entry: ↑try …   Useful english dictionary

  • try|out — «TRY OWT», noun. Informal. 1. a test made to determine fitness for a specific purpose; experimental trial. 2. a selective trial to eliminate contestants or candidates not sufficiently capable to compete: »Olympic tryouts. Tryouts for the school… …   Useful english dictionary

  • try-out — n BrE a period of time spent trying a new method, tool, machine etc to see if it is useful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • try-out — try ,out noun count usually plural AMERICAN a test for someone who wants to become a member of a team or wants to get a part in a play or movie a. a test to see what someone or something is like or whether they are appropriate or effective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • try out — verb 1. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to (Freq. 8) This approach has been tried with good results Test this recipe • Syn: ↑test, ↑prove, ↑try, ↑examine, ↑essay …   Useful english dictionary

  • try out — v. 1) (D; intr., tr.) to try out for (to try out for a major part in a play) 2) (D; tr.) to try out on (to try out a new drug on animals) * * * [ traɪ aʊt] (D; tr.) to try out on (to try out a new drug on animals) (D; intr., tr.) to try out for… …   Combinatory dictionary

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