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Definition of sample verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sample
    he / she / it samples
    past simple sampled
    -ing form sampling
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  1. 1sample something to try a small amount of a particular food to see what it is like; to experience something for a short time to see what it is like I sampled the delights of Greek cooking for the first time.
  2. 2sample somebody/something (technology) to test, question, etc., part of something or of a group of people in order to find out what the rest is like 12% of the children sampled said they prefer cats to dogs.
  3. 3sample something (technology) to record part of a piece of music, or a sound, in order to use it in a new piece of music
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