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Definition of tryout noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 an act of testing how good or effective someone or something is before deciding whether to use them in the future The play had a tryout in Connecticut before it moved to New York. They've agreed to give me a tryout for a week to see if I'm up to the job.
  2. 2 a competition or series of tests to find the best players for a sports team or an important event
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tryout

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