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test drivenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtest ˌdraɪv/ us   /ˈtest ˌdraɪv/
an act of driving a car that you are considering buying, in order to see if you like it

test-driveverb [T]

past participle test-driven, past tense test-drove
to drive a car that you are considering buying, in order to see if you like it: Always ask if you can test-drive the car first.
(Definition of test drive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"test-drive" in American English

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test-driveverb [T]

us   /ˈtestˈdrɑɪv/ past tense test-drove /ˈtestˈdroʊv/ , past participle test-driven /ˈtestˈdrɪv·ən/
to drive a car that you are considering buying in order to see if you like it
test drive
noun [C] us   /ˈtest ˈdrɑɪv/
We went for a test drive in the new Toyota.
(Definition of test-drive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"test drive" in Business English

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test drivenoun [C]

also test-drive uk   us  
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.

test driveverb [T]

also test-drive uk   us  
to drive a car, use a piece of equipment, etc. to see how well it works and whether you want to buy or use it: Visit our showrooms and test-drive one of the new models! The company allows users to copy the software from the internet and test-drive it for free.
(Definition of test drive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “test drive”
in Chinese (Simplified) (买车前的)试车,试验驾驶…
in Chinese (Traditional) (買車前的)試車,試驗駕駛…
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