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test-drive

[test-drahyv] /ˈtɛstˌdraɪv/
verb (used with object), test-drove, test-driven, test-driving.
1.
to drive (a vehicle) on the highway or a special track or route in order to evaluate performance and reliability.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for test-drive

test-drive

verb (transitive) -drives, -driving, -drove, -driven
1.
to drive (a car or other motor vehicle) for a limited period in order to assess its capabilities and limitations
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