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Meaning of "test drive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TEST DRIVE

test drive  [tɛst draɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TEST DRIVE

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Test drive is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TEST DRIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Test drive

A test drive is the driving of an automobile to assess its drivability, or roadworthiness, and general operating state. A person who tests vehicles for a living, either for an automobile company, automotive media for review purposes, or a motorsports team, is called a test driver. The first test drives of a new production vehicle are made by mainstream automobile magazines and other third parties for evaluation for the first time. Test drives are also usually allowed by vehicle traders or manufacturers to enable prospective customers to determine the suitability of the vehicle to their driving style. Test drives can also be taken before vehicle repairs to assist in diagnosis or after repair works to ensure that the vehicle has been fully restored. In a broader sense, "test drive" can be used to refer to the testing of anything, such as a computer program, an idea or process, a pair of shoes, etc.

Definition of test drive in the English dictionary

The definition of test drive in the dictionary is a limited period of driving a car or other motor vehicle in order to assess its capabilities and limitations.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TEST DRIVE


all-wheel-drive
ˌɔːlwiːlˈdraɪv
arrive
əˈraɪv
co-drive
ˌkəʊˈdraɪv
contrive
kənˈtraɪv
deprive
dɪˈpraɪv
derive
dɪˈraɪv
descrive
dɪˈskraɪv
drink-drive
ˌdrɪŋkˈdraɪv
drive
draɪv
microdrive
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌdraɪv
outdrive
ˌaʊtˈdraɪv
overdrive
ˈəʊvəˌdraɪv
rive
raɪv
shrive
ʃraɪv
strive
straɪv
thrive
θraɪv
underdrive
ˈʌndəˌdraɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TEST DRIVE

test ban
test ban treaty
test bore
test card
test case
test cricket
test data
test film
test flight
test gauge
test marketing
test match
test paper
test pattern
test piece
test pilot
test run
test strip
test the water
test tube

WORDS THAT END LIKE TEST DRIVE

all-wheel drive
belt drive
cattle drive
CD-ROM drive
disk drive
flash drive
fly-drive
four-wheel drive
front-wheel drive
hard disk drive
hard drive
in overdrive
motor drive
pen drive
rear-wheel drive
self-drive
sex drive
test-drive
thumb drive
USB drive
worm drive

Synonyms and antonyms of test drive in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «test drive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TEST DRIVE

Find out the translation of test drive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of test drive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «test drive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

试驾
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prueba de conducción
570 millions of speakers

English

test drive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टेस्ट ड्राइव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اختبار القيادة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тест-драйв
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

test drive
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরীক্ষামূলক চালনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

essai routier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memandu ujian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Probefahrt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

試乗
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

테스트 드라이브
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Test drive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kiểm tra lái xe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சோதனை ஓட்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चाचणी ड्राइव्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

test sürüşü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

test drive
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

test drive
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тест - драйв
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

test drive
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δοκιμαστική οδήγηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toetsrit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

provkörning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

prøvekjøring
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TEST DRIVE»

The term «test drive» is very widely used and occupies the 10.197 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about test drive

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TEST DRIVE»

Discover the use of test drive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to test drive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Test Drive
"Addressed to those who are left stranded by speculative thinking and unhinged by cognitive discourse, The Test Drive, organized around Nietzsche's interpretation of physics, points to a toxic residue of uninterrogated policies associated ...
Avital Ronell, 2005
2
Test-Drive Your Dream Job: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding ...
In TEST-DRIVE YOUR DREAM JOB, you'll discover how you can identify, explore and experience your dream job, and how or if you want to pursue it.
Brian Kurth, 2008
3
Test Drive: Introducing the Alert Program Through Song
Music & program based on the principles of sensory integreation theory.
Mary Sue Williams, Sherry Shellenberger, 2006
4
A Test Drive to Chicago: And Other Trips and Tales
I've come across quite a few memorable people and places, and this story touches some of those experiences. We all have our little story to tell about our lives, and this is mine.
David J. Suvak, 2012
5
Test Drive Unlimited: Prima Official Game Guide
There's a new definition for "Fast Lane.
Rebecca Chastain, Stephen Stratton, 2006
6
Test Drive ASP.NET MVC
Provides information on using Microsoft ASP.NET MVC Framework to create Web applications.
Jonathan McCracken, Susannah Davidson Pfalzer, 2010
7
Zac Power Test Drive: 10 Books in 1
Your mission is to read this mega collection of favourite Zac Power Test Drives!
H. I. Larry, 2012
8
Zac Power Test Drive 10 Book Bindup
Zac has lots of new gadgets to test drive! Join Zac as he drives, rides, flies and zooms his way through ten exciting missions.
H. I. Larry, 2012
9
Zac Power Test Drive: Zac's Sticky Fix
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Will they work - even deep under the water?
H. I. Larry, 2009
10
Zac Power Test Drive: Zac's High Dive
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Will he be able to stop BIG polluting the sea?
H. I. Larry, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TEST DRIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term test drive is used in the context of the following news items.
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Concord car salesman recovering after being kidnapped on test-drive
Police say the man wanted to test drive a Cadillac SRX, so Lehmer's dealership made a copy of his driver's license before he left with the car and salesman. «abc7news.com, Jul 15»
2
Rumor: Amazon To Test Drive-Up Grocery Stores in Silicon Valley
When's the last time you went to a drive-through? That's pretty common if you're craving some delicious and unhealthy fast food, but it's not all that common if ... «PC Magazine, Jul 15»
3
I Got a Look at Google's Self-Driving Car, But No Test Drive (Yet)
What I want to report here is that we got a thrilling test drive in one of Google's self-driving Lexus SUVs and that we cruised through gnarly Austin traffic with ... «Chicago Inno, Jul 15»
4
Armed carjacker nabs a 1965 Ford Shelby Cobra during test drive
AUGUSTINE — While on a dealer test drive in a red 1965 Ford Shelby Cobra Saturday afternoon, a potential customer allegedly turned to an armed carjacker ... «First Coast News, Jun 15»
5
Driving into the future: CCJ test drives Freightliner's SuperTruck, self …
Our driver, Freightliner technical engineer Jim Martin, demonstrated the autonomous ... Sitting in the passenger seat overseeing the test drive was Freightliner ... «Commercial Carrier Journal, May 15»
6
LG to let 4000 people 'test drive' G4 before launch
The South Korean handset maker announced plans Tuesday to choose 4,000 people in 15 markets to "test drive" the LG G4 for a few weeks before its official ... «CNET, Apr 15»
7
Test Drive: 2015 Honda Accord
This week, we're driving the ninth-generation 2015 Honda Accord sedan, delivered in low-cost Sport trim featuring a six-speed manual transmission and ... «Peoria Journal Star, Mar 15»
8
Delphi car driving itself across the country
Automotive Tier 1 supplier Delphi aims to test and prove its autonomous car technology ... Part of this test drive took place on the freeway, which is primarily what ... «CNET, Mar 15»
9
Test drive Louisiana's Common Core test right here
Pierre the Pelican "checks his answers" against Pelicans center Jason Smith as they answer sample questions from a new Common Core test on Friday, March ... «NOLA.com, Mar 15»
10
Sauber sued by former test driver
Formula One teams change drivers all the time. Sure, some keep the same pilots around for successive championships, but others tend to change one or both of ... «Autoblog, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Test drive [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/test-drive>. Oct 2020 ».
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