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 for try out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Try out \Try out\, v. i.
     to compete for a postition, as on a sports team or in a
     theatrical presentation.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Try out \Try out\, v. t.
     to use (something not previously used) to determine its
     fitness for a particular purpose; also, to attempt (a deed)
     to determine if it will accomplish a particular purpose.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  try out
      v 1: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental
           use to; "This approach has been tried with good results";
           "Test this recipe" [syn: test, prove, try, try out,
           examine, essay]
      2: try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students
         experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new
         style" [syn: experiment, try out]
      3: perform in order to get a role; "She auditioned for a role on
         Broadway" [syn: audition, try out]
      4: take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the
         regional dishes" [syn: sample, try, try out, taste]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "try out":
     arrange, assay, be a gas, be a hit, bill, bomb, bring to test,
     clear for action, clear the decks, confirm, cure, cut and try,
     demonstrate, deploy, dramatize, dress, essay, examine, experiment,
     fail, feature, fix, fix up, flop, get ready, give a try,
     give a tryout, have a go, headline, inspect, make a hit,
     make arrangements, make preparations, make ready, marshal,
     melodramatize, mobilize, mount, open, open a show, plan,
     play around with, practice upon, prearrange, premiere, prep,
     prepare, present, pretreat, preview, process, produce, prove,
     provide, put in shape, put on, put to trial, ready, ready up,
     research, road-test, run a sample, sample, scenarize, scrutinize,
     set the stage, settle preliminaries, shake down, stage, star,
     substantiate, succeed, tan, taste, test, theatricalize, treat,
     trim, try, try it on, validate, verify

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