dry run

dry run
noun
a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)
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he missed too many rehearsals

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a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding

Syn: ↑rehearsal
Derivationally related forms: ↑rehearse (for: ↑rehearsal)
Topics: ↑concert
Hypernyms: ↑exercise, ↑practice, ↑drill, ↑practice session, ↑recitation
Hyponyms: ↑dress rehearsal, ↑run-through, ↑walk-through

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noun
1. : a practice exercise or rehearsal without ammunition (as of a military combat operation)
2. : a practice exercise : rehearsal, test, trial

after 17 dry runs, using paid actors as the quizzees, the kinks were ironed out and the show went on the air — Newsweek

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dry-run, adj.
1. a rehearsal or practice exercise.
2. Mil. practice in firing arms without using live ammunition.
[1940-45, Amer.]

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dry run noun
1. A practice exercise (military)
2. A rehearsal, test
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Main Entry:dry

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dry run UK US noun [countable] [singular dry run plural dry runs]
something that you do as a practice for an important event
Thesaurus: practice and practising doing somethingsynonym

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dry run,
1. any practice test or session; drill in, or practice of, a series of operations, using simulated equipment or a simulated situation; rehearsal: »

The alert was a dry run of the dispersal of high officials intended in the event of actual nuclear attack. Before allowing the show to go on the air, [he] put it through 17 dry runs to smooth out the kings (Time).

2. a practice, drill, or test in attacking or bombing without use of live ammunition.

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n. informal a rehearsal of a performance or procedure before the real one

the president went through a dry run of his speech

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noun, pl ⋯ runs [count]
: a practice event that is done to prepare for the actual event that will happen in the future

We did a dry run of the experiment.

After several dry runs, she was ready to give the speech.

called also (Brit) dummy run

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ˌdry ˈrun [dry run] noun usually singular
a complete practice of a performance or way of doing sth, before the real one
Syn: dummy run

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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