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To test something or someone

test

verb

to find out how much someone knows, or how well they can do something by giving them a set of questions to answer or an activity to perform

try out

to test someone or something to see what they are like or whether they are suitable or effective

put through

to test someone or something in order to make sure everything is working correctly

sample

verb

to test a small amount of something in order to get information about the whole thing

challenge

verb

to test someone’s skill and abilities

pilot

verb

to try something with a small group of people to find out if it would be successful or popular

try

verb

to do something in order to find out what happens, or to find out whether something is good, suitable, effective etc

put someone/something to the test

to find out how good or how effective someone or something is

shake down

to test something new, for example a system, vehicle, or machine, in a situation similar to the situation that it will be used in

dip your/a toe into something

to try doing something, in order to test whether it will be successful or suitable

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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