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trial run

a preliminary performance or test of something, as of the operation of a ship or the effectiveness of a play.
Origin of trial run
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Solar highway seems a bit premature and needs a trial run.
  • It's trial run became a luxury cruise for the president.
  • He hopes to raise money for the trial run from the private sector.
  • We had grown more serious and wanted to live together as a trial run for marriage.
  • Take a trial run to the agency conducting the interview.
  • Checks the adjustment by lowering the broom and performing a trial run.
  • Prior to the first night of operation the contractor shall set up and operate the lighting equipment as a trial run.
  • At the time of the collapse, the newly erected gantry crane was in a trial run with a technician in the operator's cab.
  • There must be a complete trial run before employees occupy the platform.
  • Another facility was identified to perform the full scale sheeting trial run.
British Dictionary definitions for trial run

trial run

a test drive in a vehicle to assess its performance
a test or rehearsal of something new or untried to assess its effectiveness
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