test-drive

verb
\ ˈtes(t)-ˌdrīv How to pronounce test-drive (audio) \
test-drove\ ˈtes(t)-​ˌdrōv How to pronounce test-drove (audio) \; test-driven\ ˈtes(t)-​ˌdri-​vən How to pronounce test-driven (audio) \; test-driving\ ˈtes(t)-​ˌdrī-​viŋ How to pronounce test-driving (audio) \

Definition of test-drive

transitive verb

1 : to drive (a motor vehicle) in order to evaluate performance
2 : to use or examine (something, such as a computer program) in order to evaluate performance test-drive the new game

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First Known Use of test-drive

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Test-drive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/test-drive. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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