dry run

noun
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of dry run

1 : a practice exercise : rehearsal, trial
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.

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First Known Use of dry run

circa 1941

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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dry run Synonyms

Synonyms

practice (also practise), rehearsal, trial;


DRY RUN Defined for English Language Learners

dry run

Definition of dry run for English Language Learners

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



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