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baste 1

 (bāst)
tr.v. bast·ed, bast·ing, bastes
To sew loosely with large running stitches so as to hold together temporarily.

[Middle English basten, from Old French bastir, of Germanic origin.]

bast′er n.

baste 2

 (bāst)
tr.v. bast·ed, bast·ing, bastes
To moisten (meat, for example) periodically with a liquid, such as melted butter or a sauce, especially while cooking.

[Middle English basten.]

bast′er n.

baste 3

 (bāst)
tr.v. bast·ed, bast·ing, bastes
1. To beat vigorously; thrash: basted the attacker with a club.
2. To scold; berate.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse beysta; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.]

baste

(beɪst)
vb
(Knitting & Sewing) (tr) to sew with loose temporary stitches
[C14: from Old French bastir to build, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German besten to sew with bast]

baste

(beɪst)
vb
(Cookery) to moisten (meat) during cooking with hot fat and the juices produced
[C15: of uncertain origin]

baste

(beɪst)
vb
(tr) to beat thoroughly; thrash
[C16: probably from Old Norse beysta]

baste1

(beɪst)

v.t. bast•ed, bast•ing.
to sew with long, loose stitches, as in temporarily joining parts of a garment while it is being made.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French bastir to build, baste < Germanic; compare Old High German bestan to mend, patch, for *bastian, derivative of bast bast]
bast′er, n.

baste2

(beɪst)

v.t. bast•ed, bast•ing.
to moisten (meat or other food) with drippings, butter, etc., while cooking.
[1425–75]
bast′er, n.

baste3

(beɪst)

v.t. bast•ed, bast•ing.
1. to beat with a stick; thrash; cudgel.
2. to denounce or scold vigorously.
[1525–35]

baste


Past participle: basted
Gerund: basting

Imperative
baste
baste
Present
I baste
you baste
he/she/it bastes
we baste
you baste
they baste
Preterite
I basted
you basted
he/she/it basted
we basted
you basted
they basted
Present Continuous
I am basting
you are basting
he/she/it is basting
we are basting
you are basting
they are basting
Present Perfect
I have basted
you have basted
he/she/it has basted
we have basted
you have basted
they have basted
Past Continuous
I was basting
you were basting
he/she/it was basting
we were basting
you were basting
they were basting
Past Perfect
I had basted
you had basted
he/she/it had basted
we had basted
you had basted
they had basted
Future
I will baste
you will baste
he/she/it will baste
we will baste
you will baste
they will baste
Future Perfect
I will have basted
you will have basted
he/she/it will have basted
we will have basted
you will have basted
they will have basted
Future Continuous
I will be basting
you will be basting
he/she/it will be basting
we will be basting
you will be basting
they will be basting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been basting
you have been basting
he/she/it has been basting
we have been basting
you have been basting
they have been basting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been basting
you will have been basting
he/she/it will have been basting
we will have been basting
you will have been basting
they will have been basting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been basting
you had been basting
he/she/it had been basting
we had been basting
you had been basting
they had been basting
Conditional
I would baste
you would baste
he/she/it would baste
we would baste
you would baste
they would baste
Past Conditional
I would have basted
you would have basted
he/she/it would have basted
we would have basted
you would have basted
they would have basted

baste


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To moisten food with the fatty liquid in which it is cooking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baste - a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric togetherbaste - a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
Verb1.baste - cover with liquid before cookingbaste - cover with liquid before cooking; "baste a roast"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
moisten, dampen, wash - make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
2.baste - strike violently and repeatedlybaste - strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
3.baste - sew together loosely, with large stitchesbaste - sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"
sew, sew together, stitch, run up - fasten by sewing; do needlework

baste

verb
To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Informal: lambaste.
Slang: clobber.
Idiom: rain blows on.
Translations

baste

[beɪst] VT
1. (Culin) → pringar
2. (Sew) → hilvanar
3. (= beat) → dar una paliza a

baste

[ˈbeɪst] vt
[+ meat] → arroser
(= tack) → bâtir, faufiler

baste

1
vt (Sew) → heften

baste

2
vt (Cook) → (mit Fett) beträufeln or begießen

baste

[beɪst] vt (Culin) → ungere, inumidire col suo sugo (Sewing) → imbastire
References in classic literature ?
Now if you think you can baste two rows of white tape round the bottom of your pink skirt and keep it straight by the checks, I'll stitch them on for you and trim the waist and sleeves with pointed tape-trimming, so the dress'll be real pretty for second best.
That will not do," said the other, "for we must put into the bags, to keep the wind from blowing them away, half a dozen nice smooth pebbles, all of the same weight; and in this way we shall be able to baste one another without doing ourselves any harm or mischief.
Jones down the night, without reckoning Benjamin Poomp, and the lawyers; so yell be fixing the room tidy; and put both flip irons in the coals; and tell Jude, the lazy black baste, that if she’s no be cleaning up the kitchen I’ll turn her out of the house, and she may live wid the jontlemen that kape the ‘Coffee house,’ good luck to ‘em.
Hollister, that the baste he rode was but little able to joomp from one rock to another, and the animal was as spry as a squirrel?
Nay," cried he, "the wager is none of thine, and get thee gone, straightway, or, by all the saints of heaven, I'll baste thy sides until thou wilt ne'er be able to walk again.
Nevertheless," said Robin to himself, "I will baste thy hide right merrily, my good fellow"; then, aloud, "Lo, here is my good staff, lusty and tough.
and I take particular notice of her, and run home and cut her out and baste her.
feed] the fire sometimes to his buttocks, sometimes to his legs, sometimes to his shoulders and arms; and that the roast might not burn, but that it might rest in soppe, they spared not flambing with oil, (basting as a cook bastes roasted meat); Lord, look thou to sic cruelty
5cm/1in ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 2 spring onions, trimmed and cut on the slant 2 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 stick lemongrass, crushed and thinly sliced into rounds 2 extra sticks lemongrass, sliced lengthways METHOD MIX baste ingredients together.
Once sealed, baste with the glaze, cook then turn and baste the other side; continue until all the baste is used and ribs start to "char" a little - about 30 minutes.
Its sure baste system lets moisture rise and collect in the saucepan lid, ensuring that food is basted throughout the cooking process.