taste

I
n.
appreciation
sense of what is proper

1) to acquire, cultivate, develop a taste

2) to demonstrate, display, show (a) taste

3) (an) acquired; artistic; bad; discriminating; elegant, excellent, exquisite; good taste (it is bad taste to ignore an invitation to a wedding)

4) a taste for (to develop a taste for music)

5) taste in (they showed good taste in planning the decor; excellent taste in music)

6) in (a certain) taste (everything was done in good taste)

7) (misc.) tastes differ; a sense of taste

sensation obtained from tasting, eating

(also fig.)

8) to leave a taste (the fruit left a pleasant taste in my mouth; the whole affair left a bitter taste in my mouth)

9) to spoil the taste

10) a bad, foul; bitter; mild; nice, pleasant, sweet; sour; strong taste

11) (misc.) the sense of taste

small amount tasted

12) to have, take (esp. AE) a taste (of)

13) to give smb. a taste of smt. (often fig.) (they gave him a taste of his own medicine)

II
v.

1) (d; intr.) to taste of (the food tastes of garlic)

2) (s) the food tastes good

* * *
[teɪst]
a sense of taste
cultivate
develop a taste
discriminating
elegant
excellent
exquisite
foul: bitter: mild: nice. pleasant
show (a) taste
strong taste
good taste (it is bad taste to ignore an invitation to a wedding)
(an) acquired: artistic
(misc.) the sense of taste
(misc.) tastes differ
(s) the food tastes good
['appreciation'] ['sense of what is proper'] to acquire
a bad
to demonstrate
to spoil the taste
in (a certain) taste (everything was done in good taste)
['small amount tasted'] to have. take (esp. AE) a taste (of)
(d;intr.) to tasteof (the food tastes of garlic)
['sensation obtained from tasting, eating'] (also fig.) to leave a taste (the fruit left a pleasant taste in my mouth; the whole affair left a bitter taste in my mouth)
to give smb. a taste of smt. (they gave him a taste of his own medicine; often fig.)
taste in (they showed good taste in planning the decor; excellent taste in music)
a taste for (to develop a taste for music)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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