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foretaste

[n. fawr-teyst, fohr-; v. fawr-teyst, fohr-] /n. ˈfɔrˌteɪst, ˈfoʊr-; v. fɔrˈteɪst, foʊr-/
noun
1.
a slight and partial experience, knowledge, or taste of something to come in the future; anticipation.
verb (used with object), foretasted, foretasting.
2.
to have some advance experience or knowledge of (something to come).
Origin of foretaste
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English fortaste. See fore-, taste
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British Dictionary definitions for foretaste

foretaste

noun (ˈfɔːˌteɪst)
1.
an early but limited experience or awareness of something to come
verb (fɔːˈteɪst)
2.
(transitive) to have a foretaste of
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Word Origin and History for foretaste
n.

early 15c., from fore- + taste (n.). As a verb, from mid-15c.

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