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  • n  the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
    the candy left him with a bad taste
    the melon had a delicious taste
  • n  a strong liking
  • n  delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste
  • n  a brief experience of something
    he got a taste of life on the wild side
    she enjoyed her brief taste of independence
  • n  a small amount eaten or drunk
    take a taste--you'll like it
  • n  the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
    his cold deprived him of his sense of taste
  • n  a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
  • v  have flavor; taste of something
  • v  perceive by the sense of taste
    Can you taste the garlic?
  • v  take a sample of
  • v  have a distinctive or characteristic taste
    This tastes of nutmeg
  • v  distinguish flavors
    We tasted wines last night
  • v  experience briefly
    The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died

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  • Second, they were bred to survive shipping rather than for taste.
  • When flavor falls flat, the problem may lie not in the food but in a waning ability to taste and smell.
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  • Joe Biden in The Associated Press
    This is a guy who continued to taste, smell and feel the suffering of the people of his state,Biden said. "Because of that service you have gained greatly."
  • Barack Obama in Reuters
    For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis is not only bad taste -- it's bad strategy -- and I will not tolerate it as president,said Obama, who has been in the White House...
  • Stan Van Gundy in The Canadian Press
    It seems everybody has a bad taste in their mouth, unless you're in Miami,Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said at the NBA's Orlando summer league. "Just the way the whole thing was handled, on TV and everything, it really leaves a bad taste in...

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