- try something out
Meaning: to test
Example: You should try out the new restaurant on Main Street.
Did you know that the average number of people a person dates before marriage is 24? How many boyfriends/girlfriends did you try out before you found “the one”?
try out for something
Meaning: a test to determine the qualifications of applicants, as for an athletic team or theatrical role.
Example: After much practice, he decided to try out for the high school basketball team.
She decided to try out for the role of Lady Macbeth in the school performance.