There are 3 definitions of baste in English:

baste1

Syllabification: baste
Pronunciation: /bāst
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Pour juices or melted fat over (meat) during cooking in order to keep it moist.
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    • Always heat your marinades before basting meat or poultry.
    • Mop sauce gets its name from a utensil similar to a small string mop that the chuck wagon cook would use to baste meats, literally mopping on the sauce while cooking.
    • You want to look for a brisket with the most fat, because it protects and bastes the meat naturally.

Origin

late 15th century: of unknown origin.

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Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 3 definitions of baste in English:

baste2

Syllabification: baste
Pronunciation: /
 
bāst/

verb

[with object] Needlework
  • Tack with long, loose stitches in preparation for sewing.
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    • Turn the lining inside out to enclose seams and baste the lining loose edges to the suit front at the leg openings, neckline and armholes.
    • The ribs have a tendency to slip, so pin or baste well prior to stitching the seams.
    • Substitute basting tape or basting-adhesive glue stick for basting stitches whenever practical, even for holding zippers in place.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French bastir 'sew lightly', ultimately of Germanic origin and related to bast.

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There are 3 definitions of baste in English:

baste3

Syllabification: baste
Pronunciation: /
 
bāst/

verb

[with object] informal dated
  • Beat (someone) soundly; thrash: go baste him one!
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    • If she had had an umbrella she would have basted him over the head with it.
    • They basted him for his labour, kept him prisoner.
    • He was more mortified at that, than the feeling of the pain and he did not moan no matter how hard they basted him.

Origin

mid 16th century: perhaps a figurative use of baste1.

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