foretaste


1fore·taste

noun \ˈfr-ˌtāst\

: a small or short experience of something that will not be fully experienced until later

Full Definition of FORETASTE

1
:  a small anticipatory sample
2
:  an advance indication or warning

Examples of FORETASTE

  1. These layoffs are only a foretaste of what's to come.

First Known Use of FORETASTE

15th century

2fore·taste

transitive verb \fr-ˈtāst, ˈfr-ˌ\

Definition of FORETASTE

:  to taste beforehand :  anticipate

First Known Use of FORETASTE

15th century

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