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baste

verb \ ˈbāst \

Definition of baste

basted; basting
transitive verb
: to sew with long loose stitches in order to hold something in place temporarily

baster

noun

Origin and Etymology of baste

Middle English, from Middle French bastir, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German besten to patch, Old English bæst bast

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baste

verb

Definition of baste

basted; basting
transitive verb
: to moisten (foods, especially meat) at intervals with a liquid (such as melted butter, fat, or pan drippings) especially during the cooking process to prevent drying and add flavor
  • baste a roast every half hour

baster

noun

Origin and Etymology of baste

Middle English baisten


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baste

verb

Definition of baste

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

Origin and Etymology of baste

probably from Old Norse beysta; akin to Old English bēatan to beat


BASTE Defined for Kids

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baste

verb \ ˈbāst \

Definition of baste for Students

basted; basting
: to sew with long loose stitches so as to hold the cloth temporarily in place

2

baste

verb

Definition of baste for Students

basted; basting
: to moisten (as with melted fat or juices) while roasting
  • baste a turkey


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