put (someone or something) to the test

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Definition of put (someone or something) to the test

: to cause (someone or something) to be in a situation that shows how strong, good, etc., that person or thing really is Tomorrow's game will really put the team to the test. We decided to put the theory to the test with a little experiment.

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