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"rehearse" in British English

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rehearseverb

uk   /rɪˈhɜːs/  us   /-ˈhɝːs/
C1 [I or T] to ​practise a ​play, a ​piece of ​music, etc. in ​order to ​prepare it for ​publicperformance: The ​musicians rehearsed (the ​symphony) for the ​concert.figurative On her way to her ​interview she ​silently rehearsed what she would say. [T] formal When someone rehearses a ​story or an ​argument, they ​repeat it with all the ​details: These are ​arguments that I've ​heard rehearsed at ​meetings many ​times before.

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(Definition of rehearse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rehearse" in American English

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rehearseverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈhɜrs/
to ​practice something, such as ​music or a ​speech, or ​lead a ​person or ​group in ​practicing it, in ​order to ​prepare for a ​publicperformance: [I] We rehearse all ​day and do the show that ​evening.
(Definition of rehearse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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