Definition of foretaste noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

foretaste

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfɔːteɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrteɪst//
 
 
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[singular] a foretaste (of something) a small amount of a particular experience or situation that shows you what it will be like when the same thing happens on a larger scale in the future They were unaware that the street violence was just a foretaste of what was to come.
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