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baste 1

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

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

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.]
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1. (Knitting & Sewing) loose temporary stitches; tacking
2. (Knitting & Sewing) sewing with such stitches
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(ˈbeɪ stɪŋ)

1. sewing with long, loose stitches.
2. bastings, the stitches taken or the threads used.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basting - a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric togetherbasting - 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
2.basting - moistening a roast as it is cookingbasting - moistening a roast as it is cooking
roasting - cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added); "the slow roasting took several hours"
dampening, moistening - the act of making something slightly wet
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[ˈbeɪstɪŋ] N
1. (Sew) → hilván m
2. (= beating) → paliza f, zurra f
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n (Sew: = act) → Heften nt; (= stitches)Heftnaht f; to take out the bastingdie Heftfäden herausziehen


n (inf: = beating) → Prügel pl; to give somebody a basting (team, critics)jdn fertigmachen (inf)
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Mary did look up, and she did stare at me: the ladle with which she was basting a pair of chickens roasting at the fire, did for some three minutes hang suspended in air; and for the same space of time John's knives also had rest from the polishing process: but Mary, bending again over the roast, said only -
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!
These things were crowded with utensils of all sorts: frying pans, sauce pans, kettles, forks, knives, basting and soup spoons, nutmeg graters, sifters, colanders, meat saws, flat irons, rolling pins and many other things of a like nature.
Tulliver was obliged to bury them in her maternal bosom; for Maggie, declaring that the frock smelt of nasty dye, had taken an opportunity of basting it together with the roast beef the first Sunday she wore it, and finding this scheme answer, she had subsequently pumped on the bonnet with its green ribbons, so as to give it a general resemblance to a sage cheese garnished with withered lettuces.
Working from the right side, machine stitch two rows of basting, 3/4" and 1/2" from the edge, using approximately six stitches per inch.
When basting large quilts, use a quilt tacking gun or hand-baste.
There are two ways to use a marinade safely as a basting liquid: When you initially prepare the marinade, reserve some in a separate container for basting, or, once you remove the raw food from a marinade, you can put it into a saucepan on the stove and bring it to a boil.
3 Place the meat on a grill tray, reserving the marinade for basting.
In the July/August '17 issue of Quiltmaker I began Part 2 by referring to the typical instructions we give you in our patterns to finish a quilt, "Layer and baste together the backing, batting and quilt top." Before getting to a discussion about basting, let's spend just a moment on marking the quilting motif on the surface of the quilt.
Cook, uncovered for a further 10-15 minutes, basting every 5 minutes with the juices in the pan, until the chicken has cooked through.
For any size quilt, other than a small wall hanging, layering and basting is easier when done with a partner.
If you think basting a turkey is hard work, try basting an eight-year-old who dances from the minute he wakes up until he drops each day!