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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.]

baster

(ˈbeɪstə)
n
someone who bastes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baster - a cook who bastes roasting meat with melted fat or gravybaster - a cook who bastes roasting meat with melted fat or gravy
roaster - a cook who roasts food
2.baster - a sewer who fastens a garment with long loose stitchesbaster - a sewer who fastens a garment with long loose stitches
sewer - someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns"
3.baster - a tube with a rubber bulb used to take up and release melted fat or gravy in order to moisten roasting meatbaster - a tube with a rubber bulb used to take up and release melted fat or gravy in order to moisten roasting meat
cooking utensil, cookware - a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
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