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Pronunciation: /beɪst
 
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verb

[with object]
Pour fat or juices over (meat) during cooking in order to keep it moist: slip herbs under the skin and baste the chicken constantly (as noun basting) keep any remaining sauce ready for basting
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

baster

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noun
Example sentences
  • My friend swears by her turkey baster for making some of the most scrumptious roast potatoes I have ever eaten.
  • And if you have the time and energy, and a baster - do baste the bird periodically with the juices collecting in the pan.
  • I use a turkey baster as it gives me more control than using measuring spoons… Make sure you scrape the mixture from the sides and bottom of the pan.

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baste2

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Pronunciation: /beɪst
 
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verb

[with object] Needlework
Tack with long, loose stitches in preparation for sewing: baste the zip under the edges so that it is concealed (as noun basting) stitch in place over the basting
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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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baste3

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Pronunciation: /beɪst
 
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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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