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addaword.gifdefinition of kick the tire

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to look and try or test a vehicle or another object before you buy it
I only kicked the tires on a few apps.
Submitted from United States on 03/09/2013 15:02:00
Definition of kick the tire from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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