test-drive

verb \ ˈtes(t)-ˌdrīv \

Definition of test-drive

test-drove play \ˈtes(t)-ˌdrōv\; test-driven play \ˈtes(t)-ˌdri-vən\; test-driving play \ˈtes(t)-ˌdrī-viŋ\
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

test-drive

noun

First Known Use of test-drive

1950

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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