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English definition of “test drive”

test drive

noun [C] (also test-drive)
 
 
an occasion when you drive a car, use a piece of equipment, etc. to see how well it works and whether you want to buy or use it: The automaker is giving test drives of the energy-efficient battery-powered vehicle to policymakers during the auto show. You can try out the new software and take it for a test drive.
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