try|out [ˈtraıaut] n AmE
1.) [C usually plural]
a time when people who want to be in a sports team, activity etc are tested, so that the best can be chosen
British Equivalent: trial
baseball tryouts
a period of time during which a play, television show etc is shown to find out if people like it

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