test out

This is a common expression, but a wordy one. Out is unnecessary: one tests (not tests out) a. device or machine. Out is also not needed in phrases such as "prove out," "project out," and "process out."

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  • test out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms test out : present tense I/you/we/they test out he/she/it tests out present participle testing out past tense tested out past participle tested out 1) same as test II, 3) 2) test someone out to say things that …   English dictionary

  • test out — phr verb Test out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑hypothesis …   Collocations dictionary

  • out of the way — {adv. phr.} 1. Not where people usually go; difficult to reach. * /When little Tommy comes to visit her, Aunt Sally puts her lamps and vases out of the way./ Often used with hyphens before a noun. * /Gold was found in an out of the way village in …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the way — {adv. phr.} 1. Not where people usually go; difficult to reach. * /When little Tommy comes to visit her, Aunt Sally puts her lamps and vases out of the way./ Often used with hyphens before a noun. * /Gold was found in an out of the way village in …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • test — test1 W1S1 [test] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(exam)¦ 2¦(medical)¦ 3¦(machine/product)¦ 4¦(difficult situation)¦ 5 put somebody/something to the test 6¦(sport)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: pot for testing metals , f …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • test — test1 [ test ] noun count *** ▸ 1 check of knowledge, etc. ▸ 2 check of body ▸ 3 check of machine ▸ 4 difficult situation ▸ 5 test match in sports ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a set of written or spoken questions used for finding out how much someone knows… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • test */*/*/ — I UK [test] / US noun [countable] Word forms test : singular test plural tests 1) a) a set of written or spoken questions used for finding out how much someone knows about a subject. A test is less formal than an exam Did you get a good mark in… …   English dictionary

  • test — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 examination of sb s knowledge/ability ADJECTIVE ▪ demanding, difficult, gruelling/grueling ▪ easy, simple ▪ fair, good …   Collocations dictionary

  • test — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a critical examination or trial of a person s or thing s qualities. 2 the means of so examining; a standard for comparison or trial; circumstances suitable for this (success is not a fair test). 3 a minor examination, esp. in… …   Useful english dictionary


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