Meaning of TEST in English

TEST

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a battle/clash/test of wills (= when two determined people oppose each other )

Even the smallest decision could become an exhausting battle of wills.

a blood test (= a test done on your blood to see if you have a disease or another condition )

a driving test (= that you must pass before you are allowed to drive )

I passed my driving test the second time I took it.

a fitness test (= an examination to see if a sports player is fully fit )

Chris Pike is facing a fitness test before tomorrow's match.

a personality test

Employers are increasingly using personality tests to help them select staff.

a sight test

If your sight test shows that you need glasses, the optician will give you a prescription.

a test case (= one that will establish a principle for the first time )

If the dispute goes to court it could be an important test case.

a test flight (= a flight to test a new plane )

The aircraft made a successful test flight on June 3rd.

a test of ability/an ability test

Examinations are not always a good test of ability.

The class was given a verbal ability test.

a test of ability/an ability test

Examinations are not always a good test of ability.

The class was given a verbal ability test.

a vocabulary test/exercise

The teacher gave us a vocabulary test.

alpha test

an exam/a test question

You have to answer twenty exam questions.

an experiment to test/measure/find out sth

We did an experiment to test the acidity of the soil.

an eye test ( also an eye exam American English ) (= to find out how well you can see )

You should have an eye test every couple of years.

an eyesight examination/test

The cost of the eyesight examination may be refunded.

analyse/test a sample

All the samples were tested for bacteria.

beta test

breath test

carry out a test

Forensic experts are now carrying out DNA tests.

carry out a test

Forensic experts are now carrying out DNA tests.

cloze test

conduct a test/experiment

Investigators will be conducting tests to determine how the man died.

devise an experiment/test

He devised a series of experiments to test his theory.

diagnostic tests/tools

Doctors depend on accurate diagnostic tools.

DNA test

A DNA test showed that he was not the baby's father.

doping scandal/ban/test etc

doping offences

driving test

field test

laboratory tests/experiments/studies

lie detector test

He was asked to take a lie detector test .

litmus test

The mayoral election is regarded as the litmus test for the integrity of the electoral process.

means test

means-tested benefits

nuclear testing

a nuclear testing area

polygraph test

The suspect was given a polygraph test .

pregnancy test

a pregnancy test

prove/test/support etc a hypothesis

We hope that further research will confirm our hypothesis.

random checks/tests

He believes the police should be able to carry out random breath tests.

road test

All our vehicles are roadtested before they are sold.

Ronseal test

Will the new legislation pass the Ronseal test?

Rorschach test

screen test

smear test

stand the test of time (= stay popular )

His poetry will stand the test of time .

stiff test

a stiff test

test a theory

Researchers gave workers a questionnaire to test that theory.

test ban

the test ban treaty

test card

test case

test certificate

Test cricket (= played between the teams of different countries )

test drive

test match

test of endurance

The marathon is a test of endurance .

test pilot

test run

test sb's nerve (= test whether someone will have the courage to do something difficult )

The next few days would test their nerve to the limit.

test scores

The school’s test scores have not improved.

Test series (= in cricket )

test tube

test/check/monitor the quality

The equipment is used to monitor the city’s air quality.

tested...reflexes (= especially by hitting her knee with a special rubber hammer )

Doctor Mulholland tested Jennifer’s reflexes .

testing ground

Eastern Europe has become a testing ground for high-speed privatization.

test/show/prove your mettle

a crisis which will test the minister’s mettle

try/test/tax sb's patience (= make it difficult for someone to continue to be patient )

The guy at the desk was beginning to try my patience.

undergo tests/trials

He is undergoing tests for pneumonia.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

diagnostic

At one point in his career he became interested in toxoplasmosis and shortly thereafter developed a diagnostic dye test for the disease.

The famous Wassermann diagnostic blood test for syphilis has been used for forty years.

His promotional leaflets referred to his routine practice of obtaining x ray films, running diagnostic tests , and prescribing treatment.

If a standard dosage is given initially, then a diagnostic water deprivation test can also be carried out.

In addition, the computer would run reading and diagnostic tests , offer remedial programmes and keep complete records of child attainment.

There are other diagnostic tests for hyponymy which are either discriminatory but insufficiently general, or general but insufficiently discriminatory.

A diagnostic colon test , which costs the average beneficiary $ 164, would carry a price tag of $ 79.

driving

How many people do you know who failed their first driving test ?

If you were disqualified and must pass the driving test again the two year period begins when you pass the test.

Learner drivers are often frustrated at the long wait for driving tests .

They included taking lessons for her advanced driving test , watercolour painting and gardening.

Lewin, of Toxteth, who had never taken a driving test and was already banned for stealing cars, admitted manslaughter.

Licences from certain designated countries will exempt you from the need to take a driving test .

The defendant was drunk, had never passed a driving test , was uninsured and drove dangerously.

I passed my driving test just in time for the holidays.

nuclear

Greenpeace began with a protest voyage into a nuclear test zone.

Pakistanconducted its first nuclear test days afterward.

Would not an extension and strengthening of the nuclear test ban treaty be a means of helping the Soviet people?

The stress echo and nuclear tests are both approximately 85 to 95 percent accurate.

Meanwhile, direct action against nuclear tests becomes more frequent.

The Partial Test Ban Treaty was signed a few weeks later, prohibiting nuclear tests in the atmosphere.

positive

The disclosure about their son's positive test result was made at 2 to 3 weeks.

Frederick Brewing officials say drinking Hempen Ale will not produce a positive drug test .

In Gloucestershire, the number of positive pre-Christmas breath tests has halved in 6 years, reflecting a public change of attitude.

Two positive tests could result in a suspension.

Patients with a normal exercise test often do well while those who have a dramatically positive test do not.

This should be repeated two or three times; if the results are consistently positive , the test is quite reliable.

Patients B and E were positive in the test but were negative in bacterial culture examination of the sample.

All patients with sclerosing cholangitis and positive tests for anti-lactoferrin had ulcerative colitis.

simple

The referential rigidity is said to be subject to a simple intuitive test .

These antibodies can be detected in the blood by a simple test , usually two weeks to three months after infection.

The baby born blind for the want of a simple test .

Sometimes some simple tests are needed.

I mention, to dismiss, some examples of unacceptable simple tests .

Re- creating what happened Any system need meet only a few simple tests .

It is difficult to diagnose, as there is no simple test .

There is a simple test , and I run back to the cabin to embark on this project instantly.

written

Part A. Written test - 45 minutes.

Consequently, while many pupils in the samples in 1984-6 completed written and mental tests , fewer did practical and oral tests.

The results are from written tests unless otherwise stated.

Thus, although these pupils generally have difficulty with reading, this does not mean that written tests should be ruled out.

The written test success rates are given in the table below.

In another written test on tabular data one set of questions was about a calendar which was provided.

Identification of 3-D shapes from their 2-D representation was the subject of two groups of items in written tests .

Extended Response Commonly known as an essay, this form of assessment is the most open-ended type of written test .

■ NOUN

acid

Ibrox, therefore, could be an acid test for Robertson, Levein and a few others.

The acid test , of course, was to sit through Driving Miss Daisy without shedding a tear.

The acid test was when I told him why I never had any money to spend, but he was very understanding.

The critical question, the acid test of socialism, is the distribution of power at the point of production.

The acid test of a good leader is the extent to which they select a style to suit the circumstances.

ban

The campaign's agenda of Trident, conversion, test bans and warhead convoys is plenty wide enough.

A test ban that could not inspire confidence would undermine stability and might even provoke a new arms race.

Or that a comprehensive test ban might not be possible - even desirable - at some point in the future.

A test ban is the least of the proliferators' worries.

However, the point is that if there were a complete test ban , there would be no nuclear tests allowed.

Nuclear disarmers are right in saying that a test ban would stop weapons builders trying out new and fancier designs.

I am increasingly convinced that a comprehensive test ban would be a big step to take in curbing proliferation.

But it has refused to sign up to the comprehensive test ban treaty.

blood

A diagnosis would not be made for 48 hours, until the results of blood tests are returned.

This is done by a quick and simple blood test .

Virgets said his fighter has long objected to blood tests but has acquiesced in the past.

A blood test can be used to find out whether a person's blood contains antibodies to the virus.

If appropriate blood tests are not available, disulfiram should not be used.

The blood test for anaemia checks the level of haemoglobin, which helps carry oxygen through the blood.

Services include group therapy, job counseling and blood tests to make sure his white-cell count is stable.

breath

Instead he admitted lesser motoring offences including drink-driving, failing to give a breath test and not stopping after an accident.

Police stopped Kelly, of Chelmsford, and a breath test showed him to be more than twice the legal alcohol limit.

Pritchard failed a roadside breath test which recorded 151 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Mr Warren was arrested in Mayfair, London, in May 1990 after a roadside breath test proved positive.

In healthy volunteers, H pylori state was determined by the C urea breath test .

Police kept her locked up in a cell until she gave a negative breath test and was deemed fit to leave.

Police said the driver, who lives nearby with his grandmother, had failed a roadside breath test .

One month after completing this treatment, the C-urea breath test was repeated to assess eradication of the infection.

case

This is symptomatic of the adversarial relationship schools have with Woodhead, but it is also an extremely important test case .

Prosecutors made Pate their test case .

In March 1918 Nina Boyle, offering herself as a test case , announced that she would stand in the Keighley by-election.

It promised, in a very real sense, a test case for our theories of the behavior of impactors.

The infuriated Abbot put forward a test case by sending a monk with a wagonload of corn across the bridge.

In a test case , the state of Hawaii may become the first to legalize gay marriage, next year.

Van Gogh as the subject for a biographer is thus a test case .

Mrs Ruth Annison, association secretary, thought the Redmire branch would become a test case for similar lines elsewhere.

dna

Thirty-nine women treated at the hospitals have been offered DNA tests to prove their babies are their own.

They alleged that scientists, supposedly objective, interpreted DNA test results in the most incriminating way possible.

A legal case is pending which will force a DNA test to acknowledge paternity.

The results of DNA tests have not been received yet.

Why, for example, have we had to wait so long for DNA tests on the blood?

A quick DNA test shows which partner succeeded as a father.

Police are almost certain the torso was Mr Davison but they're awaiting confirmation by a DNA test .

He was aware that DNA tests would be carried out on Otzi.

drug

Under the governing body's initiative, some karate competitions now include a random drug test .

The order temporarily overrules a four-year ban from competition imposed upon Johnson by the international track federation for failing a drug test .

Bear in mind that cold cures and certain drinks contain prohibited substances that show up in a drugs test .

Subsequent drug tests revealed the boys had used cocaine, police said.

In 1979, it was the people who invented games rather than the participants who apparently needed to take drug tests .

The drug tests have been done so far only in fruit flies.

What they are actually selling is drug tests for employees.

Her disputed drug test was taken in Tempe unlike the Reynolds' test, administered outside the United States.

eye

Therefore, the potential demand for eye tests from the over-60s will increase exponentially.

Many optometrists are worried by this and feel there should be a routine in-depth eye test much earlier.

Does the Minister agree that people need and prefer a free eye test ?

Robin Cook told delegates that tax concessions for private medical insurance would also be abolished and charges for eye tests scrapped.

In July 1988 the Lords voted by 120 to 94 to reject the imposition of charges for eye tests .

laboratory

The first, a clinical suspect in whom no laboratory tests were done, was reported after he died on Dec 20.

Objectives of laboratory assessment. Laboratory tests have two primary purposes, one of which is to detect marginal nutritional deficiencies.

Correlation between the scan score and laboratory tests varied with disease location.

We shared the results of every medical exam and laboratory test with them and with their physicians.

No clinic patient received any examination or laboratory test specific for erectile dysfunction or its causes.

But no laboratory test is foolproof.

Likewise, no chart recorded either a blood lipid profile or any laboratory test relevant to diabetes.

No laboratory test or pathological finding can make an absolutely certain diagnosis of sarcoidosis.

pilot

In March the manufacturer's test pilot flew the aircraft for its annual inspection check flight.

The owner pilot accompanied the test pilot on this flight, but acted only as an observer.

Former test pilots , engineers and craftsmen turned up to watch a fly past by two of the jets.

The test pilot quietly waiting, literally for the paint to dry.

I was talking this week to one of the test pilots on the Eurofighter.

He is a former test pilot and qualified on the Boeing 707.

I set off as a television test pilot and have ended up with my best-ever chance of winning the race.

result

The test result which always raises the most interest and the most questions is the cholesterol level.

The test results were in and only his urine got a passing grade.

On the evidence of these test results was it possible to say whether or not pupils could estimate and measure length?

Field test results were obtained from 102 sites in 35 states.

National test results should reflect the involvement of the school and there should be more contextual evidence included in Ofsted reports.

But as a group, ill veterans could be distinguished from healthy ones by overall test results .

Six patients had planned operations cancelled because of the test result .

So she launched a campaign against the test results .

road

Included are technical specifications, road tests and a buyers guide.

Spider gave him the road test , presented him with the license.

It is the most comprehensive of the road test series and is also one of the first to feature colour pages.

On a recent trip to London, I took the Zagat survey for a road test .

Read our full road test to find out.

It was time to road test my new hair, so I popped into the local florists.

A road test by a competent mechanic would confirm.

The candidates faced hours of written exams, manoeuvres and then a gruelling road test through Milton Keynes.

site

In many ways the Settlement movement of the 1880s and 1890s provided test sites for these initiatives.

As a favor, the masons at the test site had said they would do the caulking of the mockup.

Sailing to within a few miles of the test site , he successfully delayed the detonation.

And much of the liquid used to simulate nerve gas at the test site was contained by the wooden crates.

Emissions are measured on an open area test site which is free of objects which might reflect emitted signals.

Different versions of the individually labeled tests are given at different test sites .

Ideally, an open area test site should be situated in a position with low levels of ambient radio activity.

The firm claims its sold 390 licences since March and has another 250 in test sites .

■ VERB

conduct

She had a slight problem, no doctor to conduct the test ..

One student had actually been conducting a water test while other students were presenting.

It was therefore inadvisable to conduct statistical tests when missing data from some schools distorted the representativeness of the sample.

Interstate 680 runs through the area where Communities for a Better Environment conducted its tests .

Only three are suspected of having conducted a test .

We wanted to find out so we conducted a test at a local shopping mall.

Bios-3 has conducted tests with two and three people for up to six months.

Vichy conducted their own test on 47 women.

develop

The aim of the research is to develop such tests .

Whitney develops and tests jet engines at its Palm Beach County plant.

Vaccines take time to develop , test and produce in quantity.

There is nothing wrong with developing an additional test set using hypothetical data.

fail

Pritchard failed a roadside breath test which recorded 151 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

And phlogiston also fails the test .

Unlike the Piano making concern at Woodchester near Stroud, it failed to stand the test of time.

Again he failed a sobriety test .

So the transvestite fails the test of humanist transgression.

Sixty of them have been fired this year for failing drug tests .

This Home Secretary and this Government have failed that test .

Because if she failed the test , she would be erased.

pass

On the first day I pass the acid Fitzgerald test .

After passing the written test , Solomon began his driving lessons.

Have I passed the memory test ?

The Division had passed the most crucial test .

Such joints are said to pass most of the tests in the specifications for wood adhesives.

He has passed the first three tests on the way to the presidency with room to spare.

I had passed the terrible test of the measuring rod.

Until the curtain wall had passed its test , none of the work on the walls could start.

perform

Comparisons between groups were performed with the Wilcoxon test for unpaired data and the Fisher test.

Economists can not so easily divide the country into two districts to perform similar tests .

Howard University will perform two sorts of tests .

The patient performed the tests with no other comment-until the temporal lobe site was stimulated again without warning.

Statistical analysis was performed using the Mann-Whitney test and Spearman's rank correlation test as appropriate.

They performed a series of tests and took an identical snack every 3 hours throughout the study.

They also checked for a history of asthma or related allergies, and performed immune-system tests .

take

Anyways, when Belinda died, she asked me to take a blood test .

Mike Quinn Student: I was not feeling well the day I took that test .

The pupils though are glad they don't have to take the tests .

Hardin said prosecutors wanted both Moons to take the test and said he advised them against it.

What if I decide to take the test ?

You get all kinds of facts, and then you take the test , and then they all leave you.

An estimated 65 per cent of test candidates had taken pre-test training.

Testing-the effects of taking a test on the scores of a second testing.

undergo

She was airlifted to Childrens Hospital, where she underwent a battery of tests .

Reluctantly, Rob persuades Suzanne to undergo tests .

The helmet is designed to limit the rotational forces affecting the head during an impact and is currently undergoing bench tests .

Since then, Kleine has undergone a series of tests , including cardiovascular and neurological exams.

The patients also are examined, and undergo laboratory tests , based on their complaints.

His partner in crime, Myra Hindley, also underwent tests after collapsing in her cell at Highpoint prison.

He and I exchanged sharp words when he informed me that the hamster would have to undergo the rabies test .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

aptitude test

Miss Guthridge tells Miss Peterson, the guidance counselor, that vocational aptitude tests are meaningless.

dope test

run a check/test/experiment etc

I also ran a check on my own records, I should add.

It had been switched off after two senior doctors had twice run tests on the patient before declaring him dead.

There is no incentive to run tests and analyse the results.

They ran tests and took x-rays, then I was called in to hear the results.

the Ronseal test

the acid test

The acid test of a good leader is the extent to which they select a style to suit the circumstances.

For my own small study, the acid test was one of relevance.

The critical question, the acid test of socialism, is the distribution of power at the point of production.

tried and tested/trusted/true

After all, these methods are tried and tested.

Alternatively you could pick up a pinstripe suit from tried and trusted Marks & Spencer.

Disposable workers Modern methods of super-exploitation, tried and tested in the Third World, are coming home to industrialized countries.

Look for the more creative solution - the tried and true don't always bring the best results.

Others stick to the tried and tested method with a sponge.

Some parts of the blueprint will have been tried and tested, and found to be reliable.

The genre is tried and true, of course, from Animal House to Reality Bites.

These have the advantage of being tried and tested and involve lower cost.

written test/exam

After passing the written test, Solomon began his driving lessons.

Applicants may take a written exam, undergo a preliminary interview, or submit records of their education and experience for evaluation.

Knowing how to use your head is not a subject you can study for a written exam.

Pudwill said only five passed among the 60 in his group that took the written test.

Students had to pass oral and written exams before moving up.

The written test success rates are given in the table below.

The results are from written tests unless otherwise stated.

Thus, although these pupils generally have difficulty with reading, this does not mean that written tests should be ruled out.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a ban on nuclear tests

A blood test can be done to determine who the baby's father is.

A blood test will show if you are a possible bone marrow donor.

A good test of any Chinese restaurant is its sweet and sour soup.

Did Lauren pass her driving test ?

Doctors did several tests to find out what was wrong.

How did you do on the spelling test ?

I have a chemistry test tomorrow.

Listen carefully, because there will be a test on this next week.

Nine-month-old babies are given hearing tests by health visitors.

Several students were caught cheating on the test .

Teachers can use the program to create tests to check children's progress.

The committee is calling for national tests for American schoolchildren.

There is a simple test for diabetes.

We carry out safety tests on all our products.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And indeed, I do subject each new species I find to a set of stringent tests.

But were the tests sensitive or relevant enough not to miss therapeutically important benefits?

For Divine, the test is whether it can hold its own against the multinational chocolate companies.

I had come first in our exams and tests.

If X is some form of test instruction then the iteration might cease before the counter reached zero.

In the new test , the patient drinks a specially prepared solution of urea supplemented with carbon-13.

Only one test was conducted in each patient.

To identify which hues a person favors, Ryan encourages her clients to take the supermarket test .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

ability

Now, the hawthorn fly is testing its ability to live on cultivated cherries.

At least once a week we were tested on our ability to copy correctly a literary passage dictated to us.

We fitted a thinner section scroll saw blade to test the cutting ability on tight curves and corners.

It is a strange malady that strikes following a stunning election victory and tests your ability to avoid injudicious and arrogant actions.

Ideas need to be tested by their ability , in combination with events, to overcome inertia and resistance.

Results obtained in testing its ability to deal with the recognition problem. 3.2.

He was testing your ability to take control of a meeting.

hypotheses

In formulating and testing hypotheses , method makes the decision rules and the rejection of rival hypotheses explicit.

What we have done amounts to a series of experiments intended to test some of these hypotheses .

The first step in genome expression, i.e. transcription, was studied in order to test these hypotheses .

He did not typically employ elaborate statistics to test hypotheses or use control groups in his research.

There are, again, problems for the researcher hoping to test out such hypotheses .

It enables us to formulate hypotheses about relationships among the different components of culture and to test these hypotheses empirically.

The Circular clearly envisages that LEAs will set about testing these hypotheses .

Asset markets provide a convenient framework for testing many hypotheses about expectations formation.

hypothesis

If this hypothesis could be tested only by weighing substances before and after combustion, then it was adhoc.

The proposal serves as a guide to the hypothesis testing process which embodies the specific purpose of the study effort.

The hypothesis can therefore be tested by clock-shifting experiments.

It was a hypothesis she could test .

Table 5.1 summarizes in non-quantitative fashion the main findings of this hypothesis-testing exercise.

More formally, we can test the rational expectations hypothesis by testing the joint null hypothesis,.

mettle

If Labour wins on Thursday, it is likely that the markets will test the mettle of Mr Smith.

You are pleased with yourself for venturing, testing your mettle .

The result is a sort of upscale Hemingway-esque story about affluent, pampered men testing their mettle .

The best place to test a motorcycle's mettle is on a twisty mountain road.

Graham led a lovely rib, slabby and clean, though it didn't test our mettle too severely.

Crises will strew his path to test his mettle .

product

You need to test different products to find one that really suits.

I am not aware of any reliable testing done on herbal products .

Success is achieved by analysing our market carefully, then researching and testing our products thoroughly.

Scientists tested 131 products , including toys, video cables, phone cords, place mats and other household items.

Its underlying objective was to improve the man-made environment by testing a range of products .

The three planners then turned to how Mike should market test the new product .

They can also be asked to test out their finished product by investigating whether it in fact does the job intended.

Cedre experts are also testing a product called Balarep, which covers rocks witha protective film.

sample

Do not forget to test the sample piece for washing and pressing ability.

Once the testing laboratory receives the samples , it will screen them for drugs and then perform confirmation testing to minimize errors.

Each kit, imported from theUnited States at a cost of $ 980, can test 100 samples .

The lab will test samples and, within 24 hours, fax the results to inspectors.

Professional help Doctors: your doctor will talk to you about your problem and will probably test a sample of your urine.

skill

Set among forest land in the Eifel area, its 14-mile lap certainly tested a driver's skill and concentration.

Initially, interviewers evaluate or test new employees' skills to determine their abilities and weaknesses.

It's a challenge, a chance to test your playing skills , despite the wind blowing.

The epidemic and the issues it raises will continue to test the essential skills and wisdom of management at all levels.

It was a competition to test the skills they've learned in dealing with real road accidents.

Irvin is back and will test the coverage skills of Marquez Pope, who is playing very well.

It is a guide for wine-lovers and includes an exciting competition to test your skill !

Demand the performance results that will motivate and test those skills and behaviors.

strength

Barton nudged the nose down and tested the strength of the right-hand roll.

I got a better grip, Lincoln testing my strength , experimenting with the power of the leash.

Are you naturally more cautious, preferring to test the strength of your enemy before striking at his weak points?

The pool water was working wonders on her ankle and after a few more minutes she tested its strength .

When an aircraft has been designed and built a full-sized specimen must be tested for strength and stiffness.

Many happy hours were spent colouring the eggs and inventing games to test the strength of the shells.

You will at least be able to test the strength of the case against you.

Having thus tested the strength of the main anchor, the last person down can remove the back-up before abseiling.

theory

And testing , mandatory in theory , is not widespread.

By selectively removing certain males and females he tested various theories about why more males did not have multiple wives.

It uses them to test theories in high-status, male-identified areas of psychology, like achievement and self-esteem.

It became possible to test theories about nervous system functions.

In order to test these theories two further stages are required.

But there never has been such a comprehensive study to test the theory .

To test that theory and several others, the researchers developed and administered a questionnaire to the workers.

water

Claudia ran Dana's bath, testing the water carefully.

We have tested the strawberries, we have tested the soil and we have tested the water .

He tested the water with his hand, adjusted it, and climbed in.

Or perhaps it is a logical way of testing the water .

The authority had coincidentally tested the water for toxins on about the same day as the officer cadets had used it.

The district tests the water and adds chloramine if levels fall below standards.

One felt her skill - here, one was but testing the water in a musical reservoir of immeasurable depth.

Why do so many of us feel the need to test the water first?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

aptitude test

Miss Guthridge tells Miss Peterson, the guidance counselor, that vocational aptitude tests are meaningless.

dope test

the Ronseal test

the acid test

The acid test of a good leader is the extent to which they select a style to suit the circumstances.

For my own small study, the acid test was one of relevance.

The critical question, the acid test of socialism, is the distribution of power at the point of production.

tried and tested/trusted/true

After all, these methods are tried and tested.

Alternatively you could pick up a pinstripe suit from tried and trusted Marks & Spencer.

Disposable workers Modern methods of super-exploitation, tried and tested in the Third World, are coming home to industrialized countries.

Look for the more creative solution - the tried and true don't always bring the best results.

Others stick to the tried and tested method with a sponge.

Some parts of the blueprint will have been tried and tested, and found to be reliable.

The genre is tried and true, of course, from Animal House to Reality Bites.

These have the advantage of being tried and tested and involve lower cost.

written test/exam

After passing the written test, Solomon began his driving lessons.

Applicants may take a written exam, undergo a preliminary interview, or submit records of their education and experience for evaluation.

Knowing how to use your head is not a subject you can study for a written exam.

Pudwill said only five passed among the 60 in his group that took the written test.

Students had to pass oral and written exams before moving up.

The written test success rates are given in the table below.

The results are from written tests unless otherwise stated.

Thus, although these pupils generally have difficulty with reading, this does not mean that written tests should be ruled out.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Test your brakes to check they are working correctly.

I need to get my eyes tested.

New students are tested in math and reading, and placed in the appropriate class.

Sharon decided to test the truth of their story by doing a little investigating of her own.

The devices were tested very carefully and are considered safe.

The store began testing the coupon machines last May.

The water is being tested for signs of chemical pollution.

These products have not been tested on animals.

This section tests your mathematical skills.

Tomorrow you'll be tested on the main events of the Civil War.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He has several life-insurance policies that require testing.

It's all about testing the mood of the populace.

It wants volunteers to test its extra-large new beds and will reward than with a free stay.

Many area used car dealers are having their inventory tested or offering to test before purchase.

MicroModule Systems has also developed accompanying software to test the substrates of the dye and the finished micromodule itself.

You need to test different products to find one that really suits.

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