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- noun A trial exercise; a rehearsal.
- noun A test exercise in combat skills without the use of live ammunition.
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- noun idiomatic A
practice; a rehearsal.
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- noun a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)
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dry (in the slang sense of "impotent" or "harmless") + run. First attested in print in 1941, but apparently much older in spoken English.
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