try out for


try out for
ˌtry ˈout for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they try out for he/she/it tries out for present participle trying out for past tense tried out for past participle tried out for] american phrasal verb
to try to become a member of a team or to get a part in a play or film by showing someone how well you can play or perform

Rita’s trying out for the school play again.

Thesaurus: auditioning, casting and rehearsinghyponym
Main entry: try

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • try out for — try to gain a place on a team; try to get in an organization (e.g.: Are you going to try out for the school basketball team? ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • try out for — try out (for (something)) to compete for something. Jim tried out for the school play. Usage notes: usually said about competing to play on a team or perform in a show …   New idioms dictionary

  • try out for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms try out for : present tense I/you/we/they try out for he/she/it tries out for present participle trying out for past tense tried out for past participle tried out for American try out for something to try to… …   English dictionary

  • try out for — PHRASAL VERB If you try out for a sports team or an acting role, you compete or you perform a test in an attempt to be chosen. [mainly AM] [V P P n] He should have tried out for the Olympic 100 metres squad. Syn: go out for …   English dictionary

  • try out for — planning to join or take part in a team, competing for a place Their son has decided to try out for the football team this summer …   Idioms and examples

  • try out for — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. go out for, perform, test, compete for, audition, experiment, probe, practice with, read for, try, give something a try*; see also rehearse 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • try out for something — try out (for (something)) to compete for something. Jim tried out for the school play. Usage notes: usually said about competing to play on a team or perform in a show …   New idioms dictionary

  • try out for something — ˌtry ˈout for sth derived (especially NAmE) to compete for a position or place in sth, or to be a member of a team • She s trying out for the school play. related noun ↑tryout Main entry: ↑tryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • try out — (for (something)) to compete for something. Jim tried out for the school play. Usage notes: usually said about competing to play on a team or perform in a show …   New idioms dictionary

  • try out — try to become a member of a team    Let s try out for soccer this year. Let s play on the team …   English idioms


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