baste


baste

verb

Definition of BASTE

1
to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings <a tyrannical father who used the dinner hour to baste his children for their many perceived shortcomings>
Near Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise
2
to strike repeatedly <basted the thief with a stick while he cried out for help>

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