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