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verb [transitive] sample pronunciation in British English /ˈsɑːmp(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysample
he/she/itsamples
present participlesampling
past tensesampled
past participlesampled

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  1. 1
    to test a small amount of something in order to get information about the whole thing

    The air is sampled continuously to measure changes in air pollution.

    1. a.
      to taste a small amount of food and drink in order to see what it is like

      We sampled the soup and found the flavour surprisingly delicate.

  2. 2
    to use a group of people in order to get information about a larger group or about the whole population

    Only 23% of those sampled said they were in favour of reducing the speed limits.

  3. 3
    to try doing a new activity for a time

    Here you can relax and sample life in this island paradise.

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