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tryout

[trahy-out] /ˈtraɪˌaʊt/
noun
1.
a trial or test to ascertain fitness for some purpose.
2.
Theater. performances of a play in preparation for an official opening, often taking place away from a major theatrical center.
Origin of tryout
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase try out
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try out

verb (adverb)
1.
(transitive) to test or put to experimental use: I'm going to try the new car out
2.
(US & Canadian) when intr, usually foll by for. (of an athlete, actor, etc) to undergo a test or to submit (an athlete, actor, etc) to a test to determine suitability for a place in a team, an acting role, etc
noun
3.
(mainly US & Canadian) a trial or test, as of an athlete or actor
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Word Origin and History for tryout
n.

also try-out, by 1900, from phrase to try out "to examine, test," attested by 1785.

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