rehearse for (something)

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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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In photos: Ne-Yo rehearses for Miss Universe 2018 performance !-- -- Rosette Adel (philstar.com) - December 16, 2018 - 5:20pm BANGKOK, Thailand Three-time Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo has arrived in Bangkok, Thailand, where he will perform at the Miss Universe 2018 final competition on Monday.
16, 2018 photo, Ne-Yo rehearses for his performance for the Miss Universe 2018.
16, 2018 photo, Ne-Yo rehearses for his performance for the Miss Universe 2018 with Miss Puerto Rico, Kiara Ortega.
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ON SONG: Comedian Ken Dodd rehearses for the service with diddy pupils from Knotty Ash county primary school Picture: MARTIN BIRCHALL
ROCKER Rod Stewart is offering up to 30 s t udent s work experience when he rehearses for his new US tour.