a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine"
wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire"
(angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
a light informal meal
a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"
a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
a portion rem
a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
a small drink
drink in sips; "She was sipping her tea"
a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes; "they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis"
an example regarded as typical of its class
a sample piece of cloth
a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"
have flavor; taste of something
have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
delicate discrimination (especially of aesth
examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"