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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytry out
he/she/ittries out
present participletrying out
past tensetried out
past participletried out
  1. to test someone or something to see what they are like or whether they are appropriate or effective

    John hopes to try out his new running shoes this weekend.

    try something out on someone:

    Why don’t you try your Italian out on Francesca?

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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