try out

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try out (third-person singular simple present tries out, present participle trying out, simple past and past participle tried out)

  1. (transitive) To test something in order to see if it works.
  2. (intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
    If you want to play varsity, you'll have to try out for the team.
    We're trying out for the parts of Romeo and Juliet.