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rehearse

verb uk   /rɪˈhɜːs/ us    /-ˈhɝːs/
C1 [I or T] to practise a play, a piece of music, etc. in order to prepare it for public performance: 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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