from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To practice (a part in a play, for example) in preparation for a public performance.
- transitive v. To direct in rehearsal: rehearsed the orchestra.
- transitive v. To perfect or cause to perfect (an action) by repetition. See Synonyms at practice.
- transitive v. To retell or recite.
- transitive v. To list or enumerate: rehearsed her complaints in a letter. See Synonyms at describe.
- intransitive v. To practice something, such as a speech, before presenting it publicly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite.
- v. To narrate; to relate; to tell.
- v. To practice by recitation or repetition in private for experiment and improvement, prior to a public representation; as, to rehearse a tragedy.
- v. To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To recite or repeat something for practice.
- transitive v. To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite.
- transitive v. To narrate; to relate; to tell.
- transitive v. To recite or repeat in private for experiment and improvement, before a public representation.
- transitive v. To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To repeat, as what has already been said or written; recite; say or deliver again.
- To mention; narrate; relate; recount; recapitulate; enumerate.
- To repeat, act, or perform in private for experiment and practice, preparatory to a public performance: as, to rehearse a tragedy; to rehearse a symphony.
- To cause to recite or narrate; put through a rehearsal; prompt.
- Synonyms To detail, describe. See recapitulate.
- To repeat what has been already said, written, or performed; go through some performance in private, preparatory to public representation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. engage in a rehearsal (of)
That would suggest she needs time to 'rehearse' her policies or beliefs?
She's a hot gangly mess, twirling pompons and posing for Tareq before she heads off to "rehearse" for her half-time "performance" with the Washington Redskins alumni cheerleaders.
The article focuses on imagery-rehearsal therapy, a technique where nightmare sufferers imagine how they would re-script a frightening dream, then "rehearse" it several times during the day and just before going to sleep at night.
They were so shy, and yet eager to know and "rehearse" what to do if they were in trouble.
They also have their own personal private trailers to retreat to together to "rehearse" and they stay in luxurious suites at hotels with their own security teams to keep them safe from prying eyes.
And I must say, while I'm happy to be clearly "on the mend," I was grateful to be able to "rehearse" at least some of the catalogue!
For the record, the band didnae '"rehearse" during their day off after San Diego, so this is still pretty damn fresh ...
Me and my friend had deliberately goaded the bespectacled trumpet-wielder a few days before by pretending to "rehearse" 'Brown Sugar' ourselves in one of the school music rooms, knowing our rival was next door and was sure to come bursting in waving his arms around like a girl.
Although the hotel did kind of rehearse the fire too, as they used smoke in the corridors, in case the smoke needed to learn where to go, I guess.
From the back dressing rooms of the theatre, to at one point, seated on the play houses stage facing empty seats, watching the actors 'rehearse' the director sitting about 15 rows back, as they usually do acting out his part from the seats we expected to be sitting in.