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savour

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsavoursa‧vour1 British English, savor American English /ˈseɪvə $ -ər/ verb [transitive]  1 to fully enjoy the taste or smell of something She sipped her wine, savouring every drop.2 ENJOY/LIKE DOING somethingto fully enjoy a time or experience She savoured her few hours of freedom. He hesitated, savouring the moment. savour of something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
savourAfter all, this was an important moment, a time to savour.It was a day to remember, to savour.This was truly paradise; it had to be savoured as we knew it short lived.Victory tomorrow would be a sweet first to savour, crushing any doubts among City's sometimes cynical following.Keegan is desperate to stay after savouring his first taste in management by keeping United in the Second Division.And on Saturday, in the rain at Newmarket, Jeremy Glover savoured it to the full.It is hard to savour the feelings opposition defenders experience when confronted by Hateley's presence.It was a moment to be savoured, when danger was past and I was wholly at peace.
Related topics: Odours, Tastes
savoursavour2 British English, savor American English noun [singular, uncountable] formal  1 COCTa pleasant taste or smell the sweet savour of wood smoke2 ENJOY/LIKE DOING somethinginterest and enjoyment Life seemed to have lost its savour for him.
Examples from the Corpus
savourAbout everything he writes hangs a faint savour of calculation.His towering, blank-eyed presence at the head of the table drew the savour from the good food she cooked.The truffles of Provence never taste so exquisite in London as here; they lose their savour, and gain in price.
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Verb table
savour (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysavour (BrE)
he, she, itsavours (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysavoured (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave savoured
he, she, ithas savoured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad savoured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill savour
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have savoured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam savouring
he, she, itis savouring
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you, we, theyare savouring
Past
I, he, she, itwas savouring
you, we, theywere savouring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been savouring
he, she, ithas been savouring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been savouring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be savouring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been savouring
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