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Video footage: 1930s - Racing enthusiasts in Neu Heringsdorf, Germany try out funny new paddling sport.
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Definition of the verb try out

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  1. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of try out: essay / examine / prove / test / try
    • more generic terms: evaluate / judge / pass judgment = form a critical opinion of
    • more specific words:
      • control / verify = check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
      • float = circulate or discuss tentatively
      • field-test = test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used
  2. try something new, as in order to gain experience
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of try out: experiment
  3. perform in order to get a role
    • domain: performing arts
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of try out: audition
    • more generic word: perform = give a performance
    • more specific word: read = audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
  4. take a sample of

Alternative definition of the verb try out


  1. [transitive] To test something in order to see if it works.
  2. [intransitive] To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.


"Try Out" is the debut studio album by French coldwave band KaS Product. It was released in 1982, through record label RCA.

  • genre: Synthpop
  • released in (33 years ago)

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Google previewLexicon Cornu-Britannicum (1865)

by Robert Williams


Google previewUseful Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2017)

by Martin Manser

try out on (transitive, adverb, preposition) test the effect of something, especially a new drug, on someone or something: The manufacturers tried ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich, Geoffrey W. Bromiley

ekpeirazo does not occur in secular Greek, but we find the middle ekpeirdo for "to try out" or "to sound someone out." 4. peira means "test, "attempt," or " experience." 5. peirasmos is rare in secular Greek. We find it for medical experiments.

Google previewDictionary of the Language of the Micmac Indians (1888)

Who Reside in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton and Newfoundland by Silas Tertius Rand

To try out ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1859)

A - D by Hensleigh Wedgwood

damaged, faulty, giving rise to a verb signifying to inspect, make selection, sort, try out, reject, cast out. Lith. brokas, a fault, weak place, matter of blame ; bro- koti, to blame, to criticise (makeln). Russ. brak, refuse ; bra- kovat, to pick and ...

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I just do what feels right. I think the great thing about getting to do what I do is that you can try out being a different person without having to screw up your life to do it. (Anna Paquin)
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