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tr.v. test-drove (-drōv′), test-driv·en (-drĭv′ən), test-driv·ing, test-drives
To drive (a motor vehicle) to evaluate performance and condition.

test′ drive′ n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.test drive - test of the roadworthiness of a vehicle one is considering buyingtest drive - test of the roadworthiness of a vehicle one is considering buying
road test - a test to insure that a vehicle is roadworthy
Verb1.test drive - test a vehicle by driving it; "I want to test drive the new Porsche"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
drive - operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

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Test Drive Technologies, a used car inspection company, has set out to ensure you know where you are buying in advance, giving you the inside edge so to speak, on you automobile purchase.
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