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[noun fawr-teyst, fohr-; verb fawr-teyst, fohr-] /noun ˈfɔrˌteɪst, ˈfoʊr-; verb fɔrˈteɪst, foʊr-/

a slight and partial experience, knowledge, or taste of something to come in the future; anticipation.
verb (used with object), foretasted, foretasting.
to have some advance experience or knowledge of (something to come).
noun (ˈfɔːˌteɪst)
an early but limited experience or awareness of something to come
verb (fɔːˈteɪst)
(transitive) to have a foretaste of

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


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