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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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The 2019-2020 season tips off with tryouts for middle-school girls regional and national teams on Oct.
LAHORE -- All local Pakistani football teams will be getting a chance to represent Pakistan in Red Bull Neymar Jr's Five World Finals in Brazil, as the local tryouts for teams from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad get ready to battle it out in the fields between May 16 and 25.
Charlotte County, FL, April 26, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Charlotte County Soccer Federation announces open competitive tryouts as the club seek the best players in the community to fill out their roster spots.
Rondina, Pons opt for beach volleyball in SEAG !-- -- Voltaire Mendoza (philstar.com) - February 14, 2019 - 11:21am MANILA, Philippines ndash Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons had bigger plans when they decided to skip the tryouts for the national women's volleyball team two weeks ago.
(LVPI) was gratified with the huge turnout for the men and women's national team tryouts, which it hopes would translate to a podium finish in the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games.
(LVPI) was gratified with the huge turnout for the men and women's national team tryouts which it hopes would translate to a podium finish in the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games.
For the third consecutive year, Atlanta United and American Family Insurance will present Dream Tryouts, an open tryout for male players at least 17 years old.
OKLAHOMA CITY The United States Olympic Committee has selected the OKC Boathouse Foundation's National High Performance Center to host one of three regional tryouts for Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful.
(LVPI) announced the conduct of open tryouts this Friday to form a new squad, but the federation, through Vice President Peter Cayco, couldn't say if a head coach has been named.
In the (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5h3zAit4CQ) trailer for the episode, Bridgette is going through her mails with her son Larry (Alexandra Mary Reimer and Anna Chanel Reimer) when she finds a letter from the WNBA inviting her to open tryouts. Bridgette is so thrilled with the invitation that she starts shrieking and jumping in front Larry.
High school club soccer: Supplemental tryouts for the Eugene Timbers Futbol Club's high school premier U15-19 teams will be Wednesday through Saturday at Lane Community College.
The talent pool for the tryouts comprised 40 men and women from the Middle East and India with diverse backgrounds in sports and athletics, including power lifters, rugby and football players, amateur wrestlers, martial artists and fitness experts.
The coach told her that there were no tryouts and anyone could just walk on to the team.
Extended out-of-town tryouts are the stuff of legend--but 36 years?