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trial run

The performance of some task or action as a means of testing or rehearsing something. They want everyone to show up tomorrow for a trial run of the ceremony. See if you can do a trial run on the laptop before you buy it from him.
See also: run, trial
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a trial run

COMMON A trial run is something that you do to practise before you do it at a more important time. They will use their match with the highly-rated Saracens forwards on Wednesday as a trial run for what awaits them on February 26.
See also: run, trial
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a ˌtrial ˈrun

a first try at doing something, to test it or for practice: Take the car for a trial run before you buy it.
See also: run, trial
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Vande Bharat's trial run started from New Delhi Railway Station on Monday.
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DELHI Metro on Sunday commenced trial runs on the fully elevated 14 km- long Badarpur- Faridabad corridor, setting in motion the process of formally opening the line by June.
In the next stage, which will begin on April 16, the trial run will extend to zone two, which will cover four more stations and three quarters of the 10.6 km track that will be operational from November 2014, it said.
The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QC) and Qatar Airways plant to conduct a three-day trial run at the Hamad International Airport (HIA) ahead of its April launch, reports The Peninsula .
The delivery is taking place in mid February but today a convoy will perform a trial run along the A5025 causing some traffic delays.
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The trial run was preceded by a small puja, with senior DMRC officials in attendance who also travelled on the first train from Lajpat Nagar to Central Secretariat.