Definition of tryout noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtraɪaʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraɪaʊt//
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  1. 1an act of testing how good or effective somebody/something is before deciding whether to use them in the future The play had a tryout in Oxford before it moved to London. They’ve agreed to give me a tryout for a week to see if I’m up to the job.
  2. 2(North American English) (British English trial) a competition or series of tests to find the best players for a sports team or an important event
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