test drive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"test drive" in British English

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test drivenoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​act of ​driving a ​car that you are ​consideringbuying, in ​order to ​see if you like it
(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 ​consideringbuying in ​order to ​see if you like it
test drive
noun [C]  us   /ˈtest ˈdrɑɪv/
We went for a ​testdrive 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 ​testdrives 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 ​testdrive.

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 ​companyallowsusers 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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