verb (used with object), test-drove, test-driven, test-driving.
to drive (a vehicle) on the highway or a special track or route in order to evaluate performance and reliability.


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vb , -drives, -driving, -drove, -driven
to drive (a car or other motor vehicle) for a limited period in order to assess its capabilities and limitations

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Example sentences
The thing felt pretty bulletproof during my short test-drive.
Similarly, among adults, many people choose cohabitation as a way to test-drive the relationship before getting married.
But somebody had to test-drive the new computer games.
But there are risks in purchasing a car sight unseen, and without a test-drive.
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