[ test-drahyv ]
/ ˈtɛstˌdraɪv /
verb (used with object), test-drove, test-driv·en, test-driv·ing.
to drive (a vehicle) on the highway or a special track or route in order to evaluate performance and reliability.
CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?
American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?
Origin of test-drive
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby test-drive
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for test-drive
verb -drives, -driving, -drove or -driven (tr)
to drive (a car or other motor vehicle) for a limited period in order to assess its capabilities and limitations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012