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demo

1. verb To show someone how something functions or how to operate it. My boss wants me to demo the software to her. Can you demo this exercise machine for me so I don't hurt myself?
2. noun An explanation of how something functions or how to operate it. My boss wants a demo of the software—can you help her? Can you give me a demo on this exercise machine so I don't hurt myself?
3. noun A car or machine used primarily to show someone how something functions or how to operate it. This car is just like the demo Phil showed me at the dealership.

demo (someone) on (something)

To show someone how something functions or how to operate it. My boss wants me to demo her on the software. Can you demo me on this exercise machine so I don't hurt myself?
See also: demo, on

demo

(ˈdɛmo)
1. and dem (dɛm) n. a member of the Democratic Party. A couple of dems are running for the caucus, but no other party is represented.
2. n. a demonstration (of something). Hey, Chuck, give this man a demo.
3. n. an automobile or other machine or device that has been used by a dealer for demonstration purposes. I can give you a demo for half price.
4. tv. to demonstrate something (to someone). Let me demo this for you so you can see how it works.
5. tv. to demonstrate (something) to someone. I’ve got to go demo these people on this software.
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Ask yourself how many times a demo has convinced you to buy a game.
Anyway, I went to a demo the other day and noticed a lot of younger dudes looking around with sort of a terrified look in their eyes.
After our last Sydney stop it was a 10-hour drive to Melbourne for a demo the next day.
We arrived in Wellington late in the night and woke the next morning to show up a little late to a demo inside a hockey arena.