taste Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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tastenoun [C/U]

 us   /teɪst/

taste noun [C/U] (FLAVOR)

a flavor and feeling produced by food or drink in your mouth that tells you what it is and lets you appreciate it, or the ability to have this feeling: [U] Sugar has a sweet taste and lemons have a sour taste. [U] I’ve lost my taste for (= stopped enjoying the taste of) spicy foods. A taste is also a small amount: [C usually sing] Have a taste of this sauce and tell me if it’s too salty. [C usually sing] fig. I had a taste of (= I briefly experienced) factory work last summer, and I didn’t like it at all.

taste noun [C/U] (JUDGMENT)

a person’s ability to judge and appreciate what is good and suitable, esp. in art, beauty, style, and behavior: [U] Barbara has good/poor taste in clothes. Taste is also a person’s liking for or appreciation of something: [C] My son and I have very different tastes in music.

tasteverb

 us   /teɪst/

taste verb (HAVE FLAVOR)

to have a particular flavor: [L] Coffee always tastes good in the morning. [I always + adv/prep] This tastes as if/as though/like it has pepper in it. [T] I hope you can taste the garlic. [T] Taste (= try a little of) this and tell me if you like it.
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