Definition of base verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

base

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//beɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//beɪs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they base
BrE BrE//beɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//beɪs//
 
he / she / it bases
BrE BrE//ˈbeɪsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪsɪz//
 
past simple based
BrE BrE//beɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//beɪst//
 
past participle based
BrE BrE//beɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//beɪst//
 
-ing form basing
BrE BrE//ˈbeɪsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪsɪŋ//
 
 
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 [usually passive] base somebody/something/yourself in… to use a particular city, town, etc. as the main place for a business, holiday/vacation, etc. They decided to base the new company in York. We're going to base ourselves in Tokyo and make trips from there. Word Originverb Middle English: from Old French, from Latin basis ‘base, pedestal’, from Greek.Extra examples The novels are all loosely based on the author’s life. Their research was based largely on anecdotal evidence. She works for a company based in Chicago. They decided to base the new company in Redditch. We’re going to base ourselves in Tokyo and make trips from there. Phrasal Verbsbase something on something
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