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baste


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baste  \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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baste  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  baste 
  n  :  loose  temporary  stitches  [syn:  {basting},  {tacking}] 
  v  1:  cover  with  liquid  before  cooking;  "baste  a  roast" 
  2:  strike  violently  and  repeatedly;  "She  clobbered  the  man  who 
  tried  to  attack  her"  [syn:  {clobber},  {batter}] 
  3:  sew  together  loosely,  with  large  stitches;  "baste  a  hem" 




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