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test drive

noun [C] uk   us  
an act of driving a car that you are considering buying, in order to see if you like it
test-drive
verb [T] (drove, driven)
Always ask if you can test-drive the car first.
Translations of “test drive”
in Chinese (Traditional) (買車前的)試車,試驗駕駛…
in Chinese (Simplified) (买车前的)试车,试验驾驶…
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