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To test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.

The new fire chief really put us through our paces, we had to wash all the fire trucks and then had two different fire drills.
When I test drove the new car, the salesman let me take it out to the freeway to put it through its paces.

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put one through one's pacesTo direct a horse to walk, canter, trot, etc.
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