rehearse for

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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Thoughtful people rehearse for important conversations.
Philip headed to the National Children's Centre, Huddersfield, to rehearse for a commemorative CD and on May 25, accompanied by members of the Poperetta, he headed to Beaumont Street Studios to record.
As the sitcom continues, the teenagers rehearse for their first gig and Jack falls for Eddie's big sister when they rehearse at his house.
Or if you must--"I want to rehearse for the job interview next week.
Job Description: Kyla describes her typical work day as the following: "Go to work, school for an hour, rehearse for three hours, school again, lunch, then rehearsal and then run-through with producers and writers, and then school for another hour.
She insisted that he audition for a place in the newly formed Ida Rubinstein Company, which was scheduled to rehearse for six months and given six performances at the Paris Opera House.