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baste

1baste

verb \ˈbāst\
bast·edbast·ing

Definition of BASTE

transitive verb
:  to sew with long loose stitches in order to hold something in place temporarily
bast·er noun

Origin of BASTE

Middle English, from Middle French bastir, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German besten to patch, Old English bæst bast
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought

Rhymes with BASTE

2baste

verb
bast·edbast·ing

Definition of BASTE

transitive verb
:  to moisten (as meat) at intervals with a liquid (as melted butter, fat, or pan drippings) especially during cooking
bast·er noun

Origin of BASTE

Middle English baisten
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

3baste

verb
bast·edbast·ing

Definition of BASTE

transitive verb
1
:  to beat severely or soundly :  thrash
2
:  to scold vigorously :  berate

Origin of BASTE

probably from Old Norse beysta; akin to Old English bēatan to beat
First Known Use: 1533

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