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dry run

noun

Simple Definition of dry run

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dry run

  1. 1 :  a practice exercise :  rehearsal, trial

  2. 2 :  a practice firing without ammunition

Examples of dry run in a sentence

  1. We did a dry run of the experiment.

  2. After several dry runs, she was ready to give the speech.



Circa 1941

First Known Use of dry run

circa 1941


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