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  • v. To test something in order to see if it works.
  • v. To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.


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  • A year ago, I decided to try out for the Water Wings.

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • Word had somehow been passed that Ayla was going to try out the new thread-puller.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • She had meant to try out Jasper's racing-car at dawn, forgetting that racers have no mufflers, and she had been, as one may say, hoist with her own petard – although I do not know what a petard is and have never been able to find out.


  • I might try out for a part in a play at the Provincetown Playhouse, she declared at dinner one night.


  • Next winter, we were eager to try out Art Hill, so named because the Saint Louis Art Museum was perched at the top.

    The Grace to Race

  • I wanted to try out for the Water Wings for several reasons.

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • Stan Czan had suggested we try out his new waterbed even though his grandfather was snoring in the rocker next to it.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • So Jamie Salé called David Pelletier herself, and they agreed to try out together in Boucherville before Worlds.


  • He would listen to our discussions, and if there was any controversy, he and Aldrin would try out our ideas in the simulators and then give feedback through Charlie Duke to the controllers.

    First Man

  • They could try out at her rink, with Jan Ullmark there too.



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