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English definition of “foretaste”

foretaste

noun [S] uk   /ˈfɔː.teɪst/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/
something that gives you an idea of what something else is like by allowing you to experience a small example of it before it happens: a foretaste of spring The recent factory closures and job losses are just a foretaste of the recession that is to come.
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