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 about a subject. A test is less formal than an exam, and more formal than a quiz.:
Mike did really well on yesterday's test.
Did you get a good grade on your physics test?
a chemistry/French/history test
do/take a test: If you get poor marks you have to take the test again.
pass/fail a test: I know I'm going to fail this test.
a ) a series of actions that someone must perform to show how well they can do a particular activity:
I'm still too young to take my driving test.
For the cooking test we have to make a chocolate mousse.
2. ) an examination of a part of your body or of a substance taken from your body:
an eye/hearing test
test for: a test for HIV/cancer
run a test (=perform one): We'll run a few blood tests.
test results: Your test results are fine.
3. ) a process designed to find out whether something such as a machine or weapon works correctly or whether a product is satisfactory:
nuclear tests in the Pacific
conduct/perform a test: Consumer Reports conducted tests on more than 220 electric blankets.
a ) a process designed to find out whether a particular substance is present in another substance:
test for: The tests for dioxin showed high levels were present.
4. ) a difficult situation that shows what qualities someone or something has:
test of: Living on the eighth floor is a kind of endurance test, since the elevator never works.
test of: Last week's game was a stern test of our character.
5. ) BRITISH INFORMAL a TEST MATCH
put someone/something to the test
to find out how good or effective someone or something is:
The project is designed to put your skills to the test.
stand the test of time
to continue to be effective, successful, or popular for a long time:
This movie has stood the test of time.
test
test 2 [ test ] verb ***
▸ 1 check knowledge/ability
▸ 2 check someone's body
▸ 3 show if good/effective
▸ 4 check machine/product
▸ 5 check for quality, etc.
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) transitive 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:
The aim of the examination is to test your writing skills.
test someone on something: You won't be tested on anything that you haven't already studied.
2. ) transitive to examine someone's body to check that it is in good condition, or to find out if they have a particular illness:
Debbie has to have her eyes tested.
test someone for something: She was tested for cancer.
a ) intransitive to produce a particular result after taking a medical test:
test negative/positive (for something): He tested negative for HIV.
3. ) transitive to show how good or effective someone or something is by putting pressure on them:
Religious and political loyalties could be severely tested by these demonstrations.
4. ) test or test out transitive to try using something such as a machine or product to find out whether it works correctly or is satisfactory:
The new product was tested in 1998 and launched in 1999.
The theory will be tested by computer simulation.
test something on something: a skin-care system that isn't tested on animals
=> TRIED 2
5. ) transitive to examine something to find out if it is satisfactory, or if it has a particular quality:
Test the potatoes to see if they're cooked.
test something for something: How do you test a melon for ripeness?
test the water(s)
to try to find out what people think about something in order to decide whether or not to do it

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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