try out

try out
verb
1. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to (Freq. 8)
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This approach has been tried with good results

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Test this recipe

Syn: ↑test, ↑prove, ↑try, ↑examine, ↑essay
Derivationally related forms:
examination (for: ↑examine), ↑examiner (for: ↑examine), ↑tryout, ↑trier (for: ↑try), ↑trial (for: ↑try), ↑test (for: ↑test), ↑testing (for: ↑test)
Hypernyms: ↑evaluate, ↑pass judgment, ↑judge
Hyponyms: ↑control, ↑verify, ↑float, ↑field-test
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. try something new, as in order to gain experience
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Students experiment sexually

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The composer experimented with a new style

Syn: ↑experiment
Derivationally related forms: ↑experimentation (for: ↑experiment)
Verb Group: ↑experiment
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

3. perform in order to get a role
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She auditioned for a role on Broadway

Syn: ↑audition
Derivationally related forms: ↑tryout, ↑audition (for: ↑audition)
Topics: ↑performing arts
Hypernyms: ↑perform
Hyponyms: ↑read
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

4. take a sample of
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Try these new crackers

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Sample the regional dishes

Syn: ↑sample, ↑try, ↑taste
Derivationally related forms:
taste (for: ↑taste), ↑taster (for: ↑taste), ↑tasting (for: ↑taste), ↑tryout, ↑trier (for: ↑try), ↑trial (for: ↑try), ↑sample (for: ↑sample), ↑sampler (for: ↑sample)
Hypernyms: ↑consume, ↑ingest, ↑take in, ↑take, ↑have
Hyponyms: ↑degust
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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They try out more bread

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intransitive verb
: to participate in competition for a position especially on an athletic team or in a play

try out for the basketball team

try out for the male lead

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try out
To test (see also ↑try-out above)
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Main Entry:try

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ˌtry ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they try out he/she/it tries out present participle trying out past tense tried out past participle tried out] phrasal verb
to test someone or something to see what they are like or whether they are suitable or effective

John hopes to try out his new running shoes this weekend.

try something out on someone:

Why don’t you try your Italian out on Francesca?

Thesaurus: to test something or someonesynonym
Main entry: try

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try out [phrasal verb]
chiefly US : to compete for a position on an athletic team or a part in a play

She tried out [=auditioned] and got the lead role.

— often + for

He tried out for the golf team.

see also try 2, 3 (above), 1, tryout
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Main Entry:try

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 — (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 …   New idioms 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 — 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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