Definition of pretest verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pretest

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpriːtest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːtest//
 
pretest somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pretest
BrE BrE//ˈpriːtest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːtest//
 
he / she / it pretests
BrE BrE//ˈpriːtests//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːtests//
 
past simple pretested
BrE BrE//ˈpriːtestɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːtestɪd//
 
past participle pretested
BrE BrE//ˈpriːtestɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːtestɪd//
 
-ing form pretesting
BrE BrE//ˈpriːtestɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpriːtestɪŋ//
 
 
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to test somebody in order to find out how much they already know or can do before they start learning or doing something

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