try out for something

try out for something
ˌtry ˈout for sth derived
(especially NAmE) to compete for a position or place in sth, or to be a member of a team

She's trying out for the school play.

related noun tryout
Main entry:tryderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • try out for something — 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 for — 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 for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms try out for : present tense I/you/we/they try out for he/she/it tries out for present participle trying out for past tense tried out for past participle tried out for American try out for something to try to… …   English dictionary

  • try out for — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. go out for, perform, test, compete for, audition, experiment, probe, practice with, read for, try, give something a try*; see also rehearse 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • look out for something — ˌlook ˈout for sb/sth derived 1. to try to avoid sth bad happening or doing sth bad Syn: ↑watch out • You should look out for pickpockets. • Do look out for spelling mistakes in your work. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — verb a) To test something in order to see if it works. If you want to play varsity, youll have to try out for the team. b) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition. Were trying out for the parts of Romeo and Juliet …   Wiktionary

  • 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 ,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

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