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trial run

noun
1.
a preliminary performance or test of something, as of the operation of a ship or the effectiveness of a play.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for trial-run

trial run

noun
1.
a test drive in a vehicle to assess its performance
2.
a test or rehearsal of something new or untried to assess its effectiveness
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