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basting

noun

Definition of basting

  1. 1 :  the action of a sewer who bastes

  2. 2 a :  the thread used in basting b :  the stitching made by basting



15th Century

First Known Use of basting

15th century

Rhymes with basting


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basting

noun

Definition of basting

  1. 1 :  the action of one that bastes food

  2. 2 :  the liquid used in basting



1530

First Known Use of basting

1530


3

basting

noun

Definition of basting

  1. :  a severe beating



Circa 1616

First Known Use of basting

circa 1616


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