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Definition of rehearse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rehearse
    he / she / it rehearses
    past simple rehearsed
    -ing form rehearsing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to practice or make people practice a play, piece of music, etc. in preparation for a public performance rehearse (for something) We were given only two weeks to rehearse. rehearse something/somebody Today, we'll just be rehearsing the final scene. The actors were poorly rehearsed.
  2. 2[transitive] rehearse something to prepare in your mind or practice privately what you are going to do or say to someone She walked along rehearsing her excuse for being late.
  3. 3[transitive] rehearse something (formal) (usually disapproving) to repeat ideas or opinions that have often been expressed before
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