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Meaning of BASTE

Pronunciation:  beyst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  loose temporary stitches
  2. [v]  cover with liquid before cooking; "baste a roast"
  3. [v]  sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"
  4. [v]  strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"

BASTE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: basting, batter, clobber, tack, tacking
 See Also: beat, beat up, cook, dampen, moisten, run up, sew, sew together, stitch, stitch, wash, work over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Baste\ (b[=a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Basted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Basting}.] [Cf. Icel. beysta to strike, powder; Sw.
    basa to beat with a rod: perh. akin to E. beat.]
    1. To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
             One man was basted by the keeper for carrying some
             people over on his back through the waters. --Pepys.
    2. (Cookery) To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or
       fat on, as on meat in roasting.
    3. To mark with tar, as sheep. [Prov. Eng.]
  2. \Baste\, v. t. [OE. basten, OF. bastir, F. b?tir, prob.
    fr. OHG. bestan to sew, MHG. besten to bind, fr. OHG. bast
    bast. See {Bast}.]
    To sew loosely, or with long stitches; -- usually, that the
    work may be held in position until sewed more firmly. --Shak.
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