go out for (something)

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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.
See also: for, go, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: for, go, out
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.
See also: for, go, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
We hardly exchanged a word during breakfast, and immediately afterwards I went out for a walk, that I might think the matter out in the fresh morning air.