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foretaste

fore·taste

foretaste

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: for teIst
definition: a partial, advance experience or realization of something that will come or happen in the future.
The skirmish gave the raw soldiers a foretaste of serious fighting.
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: for teIst
inflections: foretasted, foretastes, foretasting
definition: to have some advance knowledge or awareness of; anticipate.
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