the process of taking brief segments of sound (from a song, movie or elsewhere) and using that sound to form another sound or musical piece.
Kanye West is known for sampling soul songs from the 70's and 80's.
by djestouff March 15, 2006
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The history of sampling comes from African Americans who gave up on their cultural history on playing wonderful music and began to steal other people's music to claim it as there’s.

- The act of stealing music to claim as your own.
When people told him he was sampling good music, he got excited and considered himself a great producer.
by Pete Rock July 15, 2004
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The art of traveling around a supermarket or warehouse club where free dood samples are offered. A person can make a tasty meal out of sampling depending on his or her talent. Try not to linger or appear too often at a particular sample station. Also, beware of salsa samples as others may have double dipped the salsa.
Velma: I'm'a on a diet, Shirl. I don't eat fudge bars anymore.

Shirl: They're setting out samples.

Velma: Oh, and let's try the pigs in a poke
by ignor September 19, 2004
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When you are already in a relationship, but you have side girls (or side guys). While sampling, you never commit to the side relationships.
Man, I was sampling so many girls last week!
by koolboy537 April 20, 2016
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In music, sampling is the reuse of a portion of a sound recording in another recording.

Samples may comprise elements such as rhythm, melody, speech, sounds, or entire bars of music, and may be layered, equalized, sped up or slowed down, repitched, looped, or otherwise manipulated.
wow, ava max really sampled around the world for her song my head & heart!!!!
by CUMSE December 1, 2020
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To get bailed on or stood up
Eric: Weren't you supposed to go to the movies with her last night?

Mike: Yeah, I was but i got sampled.

Eric: Again? Ouch
by CincyWalk June 10, 2008
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When one is dominated in such a manner that it creates a supernova; a free ownage upon others
Gurndeep Hempsky Jr. was skating down the ice until Spencer checked him into the boards and fucking SAMPLED! him.
by You Just Got Sampled April 19, 2009
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