dry run

dry run


: a practice event that is done to prepare for the actual event that will happen in the future

Full Definition of DRY RUN

:  a practice exercise :  rehearsal, trial
:  a practice firing without ammunition

Examples of DRY RUN

  1. We did a dry run of the experiment.
  2. After several dry runs, she was ready to give the speech.

First Known Use of DRY RUN

circa 1941


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