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rehearse for (something)

1. To practice, run through, and prepare for a particular presentation or performance We're all busy rehearsing for the opening night of our play this Friday. You should rehearse for your speech on Monday. If you go out there and just read from your notes,
2. To practice one's delivery or performance of something ahead of a public presentation or exhibition. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rehearse" and "for." I'm rehearsing my speech for the conference tomorrow. We've been rehearsing a new comedy routine for the talent show.
3. To practice and prepare for a particular length of time. We've been rehearsing for hours—why don't we call it a day and start fresh tomorrow? You've been rehearsing for months, so you are going to absolutely smash it on opening night!
4. To practice one's delivery, presentation, or performance for a particular period of time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rehearse" and "for." You can tell he rehearsed his speech for about five minutes before coming on the stage. The band has been rehearsing their new set list for weeks.
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rehearse for something

to practice for something. We will rehearse for the graduation exercises on Saturday morning. We rehearsed for the play all weekend.
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Each cast rehearses simultaneously -- two casts at the theatre, the other two at another location.
Singers from Covent Garden will rehearse the main roles, accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Lesley Anne's husband Alistair, an established musical director and opera coach, who has worked with Opera North and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa this year.
Rehearse by "semi-retiring," Retiring from a career is often more difficult than people realize.
TUNEFUL: Michael Williams from The Drifters, right, pops into Pinehurst Primary, Anfield, to rehearse with pupils before they perform at the Empire
PACKED will see united tomorrow All three choirs rehearse on different nights and so far they've managed to avoid clashing on concert dates.
I'm so pleased that this can now benefit the rest of the community too and would urge anyone with an interest in singing to come along and rehearse with us.
His role as Calvin Valentine in the Merseyside soap means he will have less time to rehearse.
Gemma, aged 29, who will make her debut with the group playing Frenchspeaking Marie-Celeste, said: "We'd started to rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays because the first show was due to open in a few weeks.
We are lucky this time to have enough time to rehearse and to have a great director to take us through the rehearsal process so that when we get up on that stage, it's not going to be an opera.
For five Saturdays before Salstein's debut, they met early in the morning at ABT's New York studios to rehearse.
A CAST of more than 50 will rehearse and perform a show in a day at the newly reopened Abbey Theatre in Nuneaton.
and time for Flex to rehearse a scene with some extras acting as a basketball team.
Mr Tomlinson said: "I want to know why the cast of the pantomime, which is taking place in Liverpool, are going down to rehearse in London.