Definition of means-test verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

means-test

 verb
verb
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means-test somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they means-test
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he / she / it means-tests
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past simple means-tested
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past participle means-tested
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-ing form means-testing
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to officially check somebody's wealth or income in order to decide if they are poor enough to receive money from the government, etc. for a particular purpose

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