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baste1 / bāst/ • v. [tr.] pour juices or melted fat over (meat) during cooking in order to keep it moist. baste2 • v. [tr.] Needlework tack with long, loose stitches in preparation for sewing. baste3 • v. [tr.] inf., dated beat (someone) soundly; thrash: go baste him one!

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bastebarefaced, baste, boldfaced, chaste, haste, lambaste, paste, po-faced, red-faced, self-faced, shamefaced, smooth-faced, strait-laced, taste, unplaced, untraced, waist, waste •toothpaste • foretaste • aftertaste •shirtwaist

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baste1 sew loosely. XIV. — OF. bastir (mod. bǎtir) — Gmc. *bastjan (cf. OHG. besten lace, sew), f. *bastaz BAST.

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baste To ladle hot fat (or other liquid) over meat, poultry, etc., at intervals while it is baking or roasting, in order to improve the texture, flavour, and appearance.

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baste2 pour fat over (roasting meat). XV. of unkn. orig.

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