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prac·tice

 (prăk′tĭs)
v. prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing, prac·tic·es
v.tr.
1. To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of: practices courtesy in social situations.
2. To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill: practice a dance step.
3. To give lessons or repeated instructions to; drill: practiced the students in handwriting.
4. To work at, especially as a profession: practice law.
5. To carry out in action; observe: practices a religion piously.
6. Obsolete To plot (something evil).
v.intr.
1. To do something repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill: With any musical instrument, you need to practice to get better.
2. To work at a profession: How long has that lawyer been practicing?
3. To do or perform something habitually or repeatedly: Why not practice in the same manner that you preach?
4. Archaic To intrigue or plot.
n.
1. A habitual or customary action or way of doing something: makes a practice of being punctual.
2.
a. Repeated performance of an activity in order to learn or perfect a skill: Practice will make you a good musician.
b. A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill: goes to piano practice weekly; scheduled a soccer practice for Saturday.
c. Archaic The skill so learned or perfected.
d. The condition of being skilled through repeated exercise: out of practice.
3. The act or process of doing something; performance or action: a theory that is difficult to put into practice.
4. Exercise of an occupation or profession: the practice of law.
5. The business of a professional person: an obstetrician with her own practice.
6. A habitual or customary action or act: That company engages in questionable business practices. Facial tattooing is a standard practice among certain peoples.
7. Law The procedure for trial of cases in a court of law, usually specified by rules.
8. Archaic
a. The act of tricking or scheming, especially with malicious intent.
b. A trick, scheme, or intrigue.

[Middle English practisen, from Old French practiser, alteration of practiquer, from practique, practice, from Medieval Latin prāctica; see practicable.]

prac′tic·er n.
Synonyms: practice, exercise, rehearse
These verbs mean to do repeatedly to acquire or maintain proficiency: practice the shot put; exercising one's wits; rehearsed the play for 14 days. See Also Synonyms at habit.

practice

(ˈpræktɪs)
n
1. a usual or customary action or proceeding: it was his practice to rise at six; he made a practice of stealing stamps.
2. repetition or exercise of an activity in order to achieve mastery and fluency
3. the condition of having mastery of a skill or activity through repetition (esp in the phrases in practice, out of practice)
4. (Professions) the exercise of a profession: he set up practice as a lawyer.
5. the act of doing something: he put his plans into practice.
6. (Law) the established method of conducting proceedings in a court of law
vb
the US spelling of practise
[C16: from Medieval Latin practicāre to practise, from Greek praktikē practical science, practical work, from prattein to do, act]

prac•tice

(ˈpræk tɪs)

n., v. -ticed, -tic•ing. n.
1. habitual or customary course of action or way of doing something: office practice.
2. a habit; custom: to make a practice of borrowing money.
3. repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring proficiency.
4. condition arrived at by experience or exercise: out of practice.
5. the action or process of doing something or carrying something out: to put a scheme into practice.
6. the exercise or pursuit of a profession, esp. law or medicine.
7. the business of a professional person.
8. the established method of conducting legal proceedings.
9. Archaic.
a. plotting; intrigue; trickery.
b. Usu. practices. intrigues; plots.
v.t.
10. to perform or do habitually or usually: to practice a strict regimen.
11. to follow or observe habitually or customarily: to practice one's religion.
12. to exercise or pursue as a profession, art, or occupation.
13. to perform on or do repeatedly in order to acquire skill or proficiency: to practice the violin.
14. to train or drill (a person, animal, etc.) in something in order to give proficiency.
v.i.
15. to do something habitually or as a practice.
16. to pursue a profession, esp. law or medicine.
17. to do something repeatedly in order to acquire skill.
18. Archaic. to plot or conspire.
Also, Brit., practise (for defs. 11-19).
[1375–1425; (v.) late Middle English practisen, practizen (< Middle French pra(c)tiser) < Medieval Latin prāctizāre, alter. of prācticāre, derivative of prāctica practical work < Greek prāktikḗ, n. use of feminine of prāktikós practical; (n.) late Middle English, derivative of the v.]
prac′tic•er, n.
syn: See custom.

practice

practise

In British English, practice is a noun and practise is a verb.

1. used as an uncountable noun

Practice involves doing something regularly in order to improve your ability at it.

Your skiing will get better with practice.
He has to do a lot of music practice.
2. used as a countable noun

A practice is something that is done regularly, for example as a custom.

Our usual practice is to keep a written record of all meetings.
The ancient practice of yoga is still popular today.
3. used as a verb

If you practise something, you do it or take part in it regularly.

I had been practising the piece for months.
His family practised traditional Judaism.

In American English, the spelling 'practise' is not normally used. The verb and noun are both spelled practice.

I practiced throwing and catching the ball every day.

practice


Past participle: practiced
Gerund: practicing

Imperative
practice
practice
Present
I practice
you practice
he/she/it practices
we practice
you practice
they practice
Preterite
I practiced
you practiced
he/she/it practiced
we practiced
you practiced
they practiced
Present Continuous
I am practicing
you are practicing
he/she/it is practicing
we are practicing
you are practicing
they are practicing
Present Perfect
I have practiced
you have practiced
he/she/it has practiced
we have practiced
you have practiced
they have practiced
Past Continuous
I was practicing
you were practicing
he/she/it was practicing
we were practicing
you were practicing
they were practicing
Past Perfect
I had practiced
you had practiced
he/she/it had practiced
we had practiced
you had practiced
they had practiced
Future
I will practice
you will practice
he/she/it will practice
we will practice
you will practice
they will practice
Future Perfect
I will have practiced
you will have practiced
he/she/it will have practiced
we will have practiced
you will have practiced
they will have practiced
Future Continuous
I will be practicing
you will be practicing
he/she/it will be practicing
we will be practicing
you will be practicing
they will be practicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been practicing
you have been practicing
he/she/it has been practicing
we have been practicing
you have been practicing
they have been practicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been practicing
you will have been practicing
he/she/it will have been practicing
we will have been practicing
you will have been practicing
they will have been practicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been practicing
you had been practicing
he/she/it had been practicing
we had been practicing
you had been practicing
they had been practicing
Conditional
I would practice
you would practice
he/she/it would practice
we would practice
you would practice
they would practice
Past Conditional
I would have practiced
you would have practiced
he/she/it would have practiced
we would have practiced
you would have practiced
they would have practiced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.practice - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
biologism - use of biological principles in explaining human especially social behavior
cooperation - the practice of cooperating; "economic cooperation"; "they agreed on a policy of cooperation"
featherbedding - the practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required
formalism - the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms
one-upmanship - the practice of keeping one jump ahead of a friend or competitor
pluralism - the practice of one person holding more than one benefice at a time
symbolism, symbolization, symbolisation - the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
modernism - practices typical of contemporary life or thought
occult arts, occult - supernatural practices and techniques; "he is a student of the occult"
ornamentalism - the practice of ornamental display
cannibalism - the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
careerism - the practice of advancing your career at the expense of your personal integrity
custom, usage, usance - accepted or habitual practice
habitude - habitual mode of behavior
fashion - characteristic or habitual practice
lobbyism - the practice of lobbying; the activities of a lobbyist
slaveholding, slavery - the practice of owning slaves
peonage - the practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged
unwritten law - law based on customary behavior
lynch law - the practice of punishing people by hanging without due process of law
mistreatment - the practice of treating (someone or something) badly; "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"
nonconformism - the practice of nonconformity
calisthenics, callisthenics - the practice of calisthenic exercises; "calisthenics is recommended for general good health"
popery, papism - offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church
quotation - the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.; "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"
ritual - the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
ritualism - exaggerated emphasis on the importance of rites or ritualistic forms in worship
naturism, nudism - going without clothes as a social practice
systematism - the habitual practice of systematization and classification
cross dressing, transvestism, transvestitism - the practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex
2.practice - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
grooming, training, preparation - activity leading to skilled behavior
fire drill - an exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire
manual of arms, manual - (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
military drill - training in marching and the use of weapons
rehearsal - (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory
dry run, rehearsal - a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert); "he missed too many rehearsals"; "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"
brushup, review - practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
scrimmage - (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
shadowboxing - sparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)
target practice - practice in shooting at targets
3.practice - translating an idea into action; "a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism"
effectuation, implementation - the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
4.practice - the exercise of a profession; "the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
consultancy - the practice of giving expert advice within a particular field; "a business management consultancy"
cosmetology - the practice of beautifying the face and hair and skin
dental practice - the practice of dentistry
law practice - the practice of law
medical practice - the practice of medicine
optometry - the practice of an optometrist
private practice - the practice of a profession independently and not as an employee; "he teaches at the medical school but his fortune came from private practice"; "lawyers in private practice are in business and must make a profit to survive"
usage, use, utilisation, utilization, exercise, employment - the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
witching - the use or practice of witchcraft
5.practice - knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
custom, tradition - a specific practice of long standing
normal, convention, rule, pattern, formula - something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
heritage - practices that are handed down from the past by tradition; "a heritage of freedom"
Verb1.practice - carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"
shamanise, shamanize - practice shamanism
2.practice - learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
learn, study, read, take - be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
3.practice - engage in a rehearsal (of)
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
perform, do, execute - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
walk through - perform in a perfunctory way, as for a first rehearsal
scrimmage - practice playing (a sport)
4.practice - avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
follow - adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
5.practice - engage in or perform; "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"
engage, pursue, prosecute - carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"

practice

noun
1. custom, use, way, system, rule, method, tradition, habit, routine, mode, usage, wont, praxis, usual procedure a public inquiry into bank practices
3. profession, work, business, career, occupation, pursuit, vocation improving his skills in the practice of medicine
4. business, company, office, firm, enterprise, partnership, outfit (informal) He worked in a small legal practice.
5. use, experience, action, effect, operation, application, enactment attempts to encourage the practice of safe sex
in practice in reality, actually, practically, effectively, in real life, realistically In practice, this idea has proved very hard to follow up.
out of practice rusty, not up to scratch, unpractised `How's your German?' - `Not bad, but I'm out of practice.'
put something into practice apply, use, make use of, exercise, employ, draw on, utilize, put into effect, put to use, bring into play a chance to put his new ideas into practice
Proverbs
"Practice makes perfect"

practice

verb
1. To do or perform repeatedly so as to master:
2. To subject to or engage in forms of exertion in order to train, strengthen, or condition:
3. To work at, especially as a profession:
noun
1. A habitual way of behaving:
2. Repetition of an action so as to develop or maintain one's skill:
3. A working at a profession or occupation:
Translations
تَمْرينعادَه، شيء عاديعَمَل، زبائِن طَبيب أو مُحامٍمـُمَارَسَةمُمارَسَه، تَدْريب
praxeprocvičittréninkzvykcvičit
praksisvanevirkelighedøve (sig)øvelse
harjoittaakäytäntöharjoitella
praksavježbavježbanjevježbatinavika
gyakorlásgyakorlatgyakorolpraxis
æfingframkvæmd, reynd, praxíslögfræîi-/læknastofavenja
練習練習する
실행실행하다
atpratęsbūti įpratusiamįgudęspraktikapratybos
paradumspraksetreniņšvingrināšanās
prax
imeti praksonavadapraksavaditivaja
praktiköva
การฝึกฝนฝึกฝน
âdetalışkanlıkalıştırmaantremandoktorluk/avukatlık yapmak
luyện tậpthực tiễn

practice

[ˈpræktɪs]
A. N
1. (= custom, tradition) → costumbre f, práctica f; (= procedure) → práctica f
ancient pagan practiceslas antiguas costumbres or prácticas paganas
the practice of sending young offenders to prisonla práctica de enviar a prisión a los menores que han cometido un delito
it is not our practice to do thatno tenemos por norma hacer eso
unfair trade practicesprácticas fpl de comercio desleales
it is bad practiceno es una práctica recomendable
these mistakes do not point to bad practice in generalestos errores no apuntan a deficiencias en los métodos que se practican
it is common practice among modern companies to hire all their office equipmententre las empresas modernas es una práctica muy extendida alquilar todo su material y mobiliario de oficina
it is good practice to interview several candidates before choosing onees una práctica recomendable entrevistar a varios aspirantes antes de decidirse por uno
to make a practice of doing sthacostumbrar a hacer algo
it is normal or standard practice for newspapers not to disclose such detailslos periódicos tienen por norma no revelar ese tipo de detalles
this procedure has become standard practice in most hospitalsen la mayoría de los hospitales este procedimiento se ha convertido en norma
see also business B
see also restrictive, sharp A3
2. (= experience, drilling) → práctica f
I need more practice (= practical experience) → necesito más práctica; (= to practise more) → necesito practicar más
it takes years of practicerequiere años de práctica
he does six hours' piano practice a daypractica el piano seis horas al día
I haven't got a job yet but the interviews are good practiceaún no tengo trabajo pero las entrevistas me sirven de práctica
skating's just a matter of practiceaprender a patinar es sólo cuestión de práctica
to be out of practice (at sport) → no estar en forma
it gets easier with practiceresulta más fácil con la práctica
practice makes perfectla práctica hace al maestro
see also target C
see also teaching B
3. (Sport) (= training session) → sesión f de entrenamiento, entrenamiento m
4. (= rehearsal) → ensayo m
choir practiceensayo m de coro
5. (= reality) → práctica f
we must combine theory with practicetenemos que combinar la teoría con la práctica
in practiceen la práctica
to put sth into practiceponer algo en práctica
6. (= exercise)
6.1. [of profession] → ejercicio m
the practice of medicineel ejercicio de la medicina
to be in practice (as a doctor/lawyer)ejercer (de médico/abogado)
he is no longer in practiceya no ejerce
to go into practice (Med) → empezar a ejercer de médico
to set up in practice (Med) → poner consulta (Jur) → poner bufete
to set up in practice as a doctor/solicitorestablecerse de or como médico/abogado
6.2. [of religion] → práctica f
7. (= premises, firm) (Jur) → bufete m (Med) → consultorio m, consulta f; (veterinary, dental) → clínica f
a new doctor has just joined the practiceacaba de llegar un médico nuevo al consultorio
see also family B
see also general C
see also group D
see also private C
B. VT & VI (US) = practise
C. CPD practice flight Nvuelo m de entrenamiento
practice match Npartido m de entrenamiento
practice run N (Sport) → carrera f de entrenamiento
practice session N (Sport) → sesión f de entrenamiento (Scol, Mus) → ensayo m

practice

[ˈpræktɪs]
n
(= way of doing sth) → pratique f
an illegal practice → une pratique illégale
bank practices → les pratiques bancaires
it's normal practice → c'est une pratique normale
It's normal practice in our school → C'est une pratique normale dans notre école.
It's normal practice for your work to be checked by a supervisor → C'est une pratique normale que votre travail soit vérifié par un superviseur.
it's standard practice → c'est une pratique standard
it's common practice → c'est une pratique courante
(= custom) → pratique f
(= practical application) → pratique f
We must combine theory with practice → Nous devons associer la théorie et la pratique.
in practice → en pratique
to put sth into practice → mettre qch en pratique
(= training) → entraînement m
football practice → l'entraînement de football
with practice → avec de l'entraînement
I've got to do my piano practice → je dois travailler mon piano
2 hours' piano practice → 2 heures de travail or d'exercices au piano
to be out of practice → être rouillé(e)
practice makes perfect → à force de pratique, on y arrive
[profession] → pratique f
(= business) → cabinet m
a medical practice → un cabinet médical
a dental practice → un cabinet dentaire
[religion] → pratique f
the practice of Christianity → la pratique de la religion chrétienne
vt (US) = practise
vi (US) = practisepractice game nmatch m d'entraînementpractice manager n [medical practice] → directeur/trice m/f de cabinet médicalpractice match nmatch m d'entraînementpractice nurse ninfirmier/ière m/f auxiliairepractice session n (SPORT)session f d'entraînement

practice

n
(= habit, custom) (of individual)Gewohnheit f, → Angewohnheit f; (of group, in country)Brauch m, → Sitte f; (= bad habit)Unsitte f; (in business) → Verfahrensweise, Praktik f; he opposes the practice of pubs being open on Sundayser ist dagegen, dass Lokale am Sonntag geöffnet sind; this is normal business practicedas ist im Geschäftsleben so üblich; as is my (usual) practicewie es meine Gewohnheit ist; to make a practice of doing something, to make it a practice to do somethinges sich (dat)zur Gewohnheit machen, etw zu tun; Christian practice dictates …das christliche Brauchtum verlangt; it is the practice of this Court to …es ist an diesem Gericht üblich, zu …; that’s common practicedas ist allgemeine Praxis, das ist allgemein üblich
(= exercise, training)Übung f; (= rehearsal, trial run)Probe f; (Sport) → Training nt; (= practice game)Trainingsspiel nt; practice makes perfect (Prov) → Übung macht den Meister (Prov); Michael Schuhmacher had the fastest time in practiceMichael Schuhmacher fuhr im Training die schnellste Zeit; this piece of music needs a lot of practicefür dieses (Musik)stück muss man viel üben; you should do 10 minutes’ practice each daydu solltest täglich 10 Minuten (lang) üben; to be out of practiceaus der Übung sein; that was just a practice rundas war nur mal zur Probe; to have a practice sessionüben; (= rehearse)Probe haben; (Sport) → trainieren; the first practice sessiondie erste Übung/Probe/das erste Training
(= doing, as opposed to theory)Praxis f; in practicein der Praxis; that won’t work in practicedas lässt sich praktisch nicht durchführen; to put one’s ideas into practiceseine Ideen in die Praxis umsetzen
(of doctor, lawyer etc)Praxis f; he returned to the practice of law/medicineer praktizierte wieder als Rechtsanwalt/Arzt; to go into or set up in practiceeine Praxis aufmachen or eröffnen, sich als Arzt/Rechtsanwalt etc niederlassen; he’s not in practice any moreer praktiziert nicht mehr; to retire from practicesich aus der Praxis zurückziehen; a large legal practiceeine große Rechtsanwaltspraxis
vti (US) = practise

practice

[ˈpræktɪs]
1. n
a. (habit) → abitudine f, consuetudine f
it's common practice → è d'uso
it is not our practice to do that → generalmente non lo facciamo
to make a practice of doing sth → avere l'abitudine di fare qc
b. (exercise) → esercizio; (training) → allenamento; (rehearsal) → prove fpl
target practice → pratica di tiro
piano practice → esercizi mpl al piano
football practice → allenamento di calcio
to be out of practice → esser fuori esercizio (or allenamento)
practice makes perfect → le cose si imparano a forza di pratica
c. (not theory) → pratica
to put sth into practice → mettere qc in pratica
d. (of doctor, lawyer) to be in practiceesercitare la professione
he has a small practice (doctor) → ha un numero ristretto di pazienti (lawyer) → ha un numero ristretto di clienti
his practice is in Trieste → il suo studio è a Trieste
to set up in practice as → cominciare ad esercitare la professione di
2. vt & vi (Am) = practise

practice

(ˈprӕktis) noun
1. the actual doing of something, as opposed to the theory or idea. In theory the plan should work, but in practice there are a lot of difficulties.
2. the usual way(s) of doing things; (a) habit or custom. It was his usual practice to rise at 6.00 a.m.
3. the repeated performance or exercise of something in order to learn to do it well. She has musical talent, but she needs a lot of practice; Have a quick practice before you start.
4. a doctor's or lawyer's business. He has a practice in Southampton.
be in / out of practice
(not) having had a lot of practice recently. I haven't played the piano for months – I'm very out of practice.
make a practice of
to do (something) habitually. He makes a practice of arriving late at parties.
put into practice
to do, as opposed to planning etc. He never gets the chance to put his ideas into practice.

practice is a noun: practice (not practise) makes perfect.

practice

مـُمَارَسَة, يُـمَارِس praxe, procvičit øve (sig), praksis üben, Übung εξάσκηση, εξασκούμαι práctica, practicar harjoittaa, käytäntö pratique, pratiquer praksa, vježbati abitudine, esercitarsi 練習, 練習する 실행, 실행하다 oefenen, praktijk øve, vane praktyka, zastosować w praktyce prática, praticar практика, практиковать öva, praktik การฝึกฝน, ฝึกฝน pratik, pratik yapmak luyện tập, thực tiễn 实践, 练习

prac·tice

n. práctica; costumbre;
private ______ privada
v. practicar.

practice

n práctica; (doctor’s) consultorio, consulta, negocio; Dr. Lee has a large practice..El doctor Lee tiene muchos pacientes; clinical — práctica clínica; vt practicar, (medicine, dentistry, etc.) ejercer, practicar (la medicina, la odontología, etc.); vi practicar
References in classic literature ?
It makes me cross, and my hands get so stiff, I can't practice well at all.
He was forty-five then and already he had begun the practice of filling his pock- ets with the scraps of paper that became hard balls and were thrown away.
It's through myself that I knew and felt her, and I've had no practice in any other form of presentation.
He bore a reputation for wisdom rather than skill--leaving the active practice of medicine to his assistants and younger contemporaries--and was much sought for in matters of consultation.
While the regular and trained hirelings of the king marched with haughtiness to the right of the line, the less pretending colonists took their humbler position on its left, with a docility that long practice had rendered easy.
Thorndike decided to pay the price; and with the facility of long practice dismissed the Correggio, and snapped his mind back to the present.
The enemies loss was uncertain, from the common practice which the Indians have of carrying off their dead in time of battle.
She was aware that Clifford, in his youth, had possessed a cultivated taste for music, and a considerable degree of skill in its practice.
The Democrats take the offices, as a general rule, because they need them, and because the practice of many years has made it the law of political warfare, which unless a different system be proclaimed, it was weakness and cowardice to murmur at.
In a few days after this conversation it was fully settled that James should go to Clifford Hall, in a month or six weeks, as it suited his master, and in the meantime he was to get all the practice in driving that could be given to him.
There is but scant account kept of cracked heads in back of the yards, for men who have to crack the heads of animals all day seem to get into the habit, and to practice on their friends, and even on their families, between times.
I spect they's the kind, though they han't never had no practice.