go out for
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go out for (something)
1. To try to become a participant in something; to try out for something. I hear Tim's going out for the football team this year!
2. To go some place to eat a particular kind of food. I don't feel like cooking, let's go out for Chinese tonight instead.
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go out for someone or something
to leave in order to bring back someone or something. Albert just went out for a newspaper. Fran went out for Bob, who was on the back porch, smoking a cigarette.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
go out for
Seek to become a participant in, as in I'm going out for soccer. [First half of 1900s] Also see go for, def. 3; go in for, def. 2.
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