dry (or dummy) run

dry (or dummy) run
   If you organize a rehearsal, a trial exercise or a practice session

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  • dummy run — noun 1. An experimental run 2. A try out or testing • • • Main Entry: ↑dummy * * * dummy run UK US noun [countable] [singular dummy run …   Useful english dictionary

  • dummy run — n an occasion when you practise doing something in complete detail to see if it works = ↑dry run ▪ Do a dummy run to see how long it will take …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dummy run — • dry run • dummy run an experiment or trial of a machine or project under realistic (but not real) conditions …   Idioms and examples

  • dummy run — noun A trial or practice before the real attempt. Well make a dummy run with a small group first, to check that it works correctly. Syn: dry run …   Wiktionary

  • dummy run — (BE) see dry run * * * (BE) see dry run …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dummy run — Any simulated firing practice, particularly a dive bombing approach made without release of a bomb. Also called dry run …   Military dictionary

  • dry run — • dry run • dummy run an experiment or trial of a machine or project under realistic (but not real) conditions …   Idioms and examples

  • dry run — noun a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert) he missed too many rehearsals a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding • Syn: ↑rehearsal • Derivationally related forms: ↑rehearse (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • run — [[t]rʌ̱n[/t]] ♦ runs, running, ran (The form run is used in the present tense and is also the past participle of the verb.) 1) VERB When you run, you move more quickly than when you walk, for example because you are in a hurry to get somewhere,… …   English dictionary

  • run — 1 /rVn/ verb past tense ran past participle run present participle running MOVE QUICKLY ON FOOT 1 (I) to move quickly on foot by moving your legs more quickly than when you are walking: I had to run to catch the bus. | Two youths were killed when …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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