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try out

1. verb To try, use, or consider something in order to make a decision or form an opinion about it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "try" and "out." The whole point of test driving a car is to try it out and see if you feel comfortable in it. Too hungry for a regular burger? Then try out our new "Ultra Burger," with eight beef patties!
2. verb To perform before an evaluator in order to be selected for a particular role or position, such as on an athletic team. I'm planning to try out for the basketball team, so I'm going to try to practice every day this summer.
3. noun A process in which one performs before an evaluator in order to be selected for a particular role or position, such as on an athletic team. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated or spelled as one word, and is sometimes pluralized ("tryouts"). The band's drummer just quit, so they're having an open tryout to select a replacement. Hey, I didn't see you at tryouts today. You didn't get cut, did you?
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try someone or something out

to test someone or something for a while; to sample the performance of someone or something. We will try her out in the editorial department and see how she does. We will try out this employee in another department for a while.
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try out (for something)

to audition for a part in some performance or other activity requiring skill. I intend to try out for the play. I'm going to try out, too.
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try out

1. Undergo a qualifying test, as for an athletic team. For example, I'm trying out for the basketball team. [Mid-1900s]
2. Test or use experimentally, as in They're trying out new diesels, or We're trying out this new margarine. [Late 1800s]
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try out

v.
1. To undergo a competitive qualifying test, as for a job or athletic team: Thirty students tried out for the soccer team, but only twenty were chosen.
2. To test or use something experimentally: Have you tried out the new automated banking system yet? I tried a new brand of toothpaste out, and I really like it.
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Her calmly appearance and feisty play has earned admiration from both peers and spectators, but her star power did not matter Friday when the Philippine Super Liga held its try outs for the select team that would compete in the FIVB Women's World Club at San Juan Arena.
I'm looking forward to giving my all at the final try outs."
All try outs will be held at the brand new softball complex at Kiwanis Park in Lewiston.
Men and women of all ages are welcome to attend the try outs and those who wish to participate but are unable to attend should e-mail manamatheatreclub@gmail.com.
There were also try outs for trial defenders William Remy and Darnel Situ in a game played at the club's training ground.
50 fastest pitchers will undergo 2 weeks conditioning camp leading to elimination rounds in the final try outs for the fastest pitcher in India.
After several weeks of try outs, they have put together a team that makes its bow in the league on September 2 when they host Milton Keynes Thunder at the Skydome.
Interested road runners please note that this Wednesday, June 5 is the date for the Wirral AC organised Birkenhead Park 5, try outs include routes for Under-15s over one and two miles.
Try outs are running at East Durham College on a Tuesday night and Ormesby Comprehensive School on a Sunday afternoon.
The Tees Cycle event, celebrating the world of cycling, will feature competitions, information about cycling in the Tees Valley, exhibitions including virtual bike racing, bike try outs and everything from a penny farthing to a four-seater zero-emissions-vehicle.