taste

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
taste

Plural
tastes

  1. (uncountable) Taste is the sense linked to the tongue, usually when eating food.
    The main tastes are sweet, sour, salty and bitter.
  2. (countable and uncountable) Someone's taste, is the kind of food, books, clothing, etc. that they like.
    She has great taste in clothes, but I don't understand her taste in men.

Verb[change]

Plain form
taste

Third-person singular
tastes

Past tense
tasted

Past participle
tasted

Present participle
tasting

  1. (linking) The way something tastes is the sense you get when you put it in your mouth.
    This milk tastes strange. I think it's bad.
    This meat tastes like chicken. What is it?
  2. (transitive) If you taste something, you put it in your mouth to see if you like it.
    Here, taste this soup and tell me if it needs more salt.

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