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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (verb-transitive) To sew loosely with large running stitches so as to hold together temporarily.
  2. (verb-transitive) To moisten (meat, for example) periodically with a liquid, such as melted butter or a sauce, especially while cooking.
  3. (verb-transitive) To beat vigorously; thrash. See Synonyms at beat.
  4. (verb-transitive) To lambaste.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. During baking, occasionally "baste" the apples, i. e. take spoonfuls of the water from around the apples and pour it on the top of them. - School and Home Cooking
  2. Danielson remembers visiting over the next few weeks to "baste" the ends of the canoe that stuck out of the sand. - rss feed
  3. The bacon helps to 'baste' the chicken while it cooks. - We Blog A Lot
  4. I just didn't want to deal with it, so I stubbornly ignored it. of course, once I finally forced myself to sew it, it took less than an hour. the trick was to use double sided tape to "baste" it. then I pinned the hell out of it and sewed it with no fear. you can't have fear because the sewing machine can smell fear. it'll eat your fabric or make your zipper wonky at any sign of weakness. besides the zipper, I loved working on this sweater. the pattern was straight forward and the cable pattern kept my interest throughout. - bitter purl
  5. "baste," as cook calls him, knows it just as well as the other name, -- any way, he answers to it just as readily. - We Ten Or, The Story of the Roses


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