English version

try out for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtry out for something phrasal verb American EnglishTRY TO DO OR GET somethingto try to be chosen as a member of a team, for a part in a play etc syn audition for, → tryout In high school, I tried out for all the female leads. try→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
try out for Kurecolor brush pens were tried out for on-the-spot sketching.A lot of teams wanted me to try out for other positions and I told them no.Twice last week I saw columns suggesting that Nico might try out for the mayoral race, two years down the line.Q: Why did you decide to try out for the Olympics?Zorich was also going to Washington to try out for the Redskins.I tried out for the swim team when I was a kid.Many companies distribute their disks through Transend for you to try out for up to 90 days.
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Verb table
try
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytry
he, she, ittries
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytried
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tried
he, she, ithas tried
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tried
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill try
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tried
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam trying
he, she, itis trying
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you, we, theyare trying
Past
I, he, she, itwas trying
you, we, theywere trying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been trying
he, she, ithas been trying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been trying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be trying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been trying
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