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taste [1].


Pronunciation: \'t[macron over a]st\




1 : to find out the flavor of something by taking a little into the mouth <He has never tasted mango.>

2 : to have a certain flavor <The milk tastes sour.>

3 : to recognize by the sense of taste <I can taste salt in the soup.>

4 : to eat or drink usually in small amounts <May I taste your dessert?>

5 : [sup.2]experience <She has the opportunity to taste big city life.>

tast*er noun

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