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

     

    baste

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//beɪst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beɪst//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they baste
    BrE BrE//beɪst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beɪst//
     
    he / she / it bastes
    BrE BrE//beɪsts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beɪsts//
     
    past simple basted
    BrE BrE//ˈbeɪstɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪstɪd//
     
    past participle basted
    BrE BrE//ˈbeɪstɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪstɪd//
     
    -ing form basting
    BrE BrE//ˈbeɪstɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪstɪŋ//
     
    Preparing food
     
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  1. 1baste something to pour liquid fat or juices over meat, etc. while it is cooking See related entries: Preparing food
  2. 2baste something to sew pieces of cloth together temporarily with long loose stitches
  3. Wordfinderbaste, bind, embroidery, hem, lining, seam, sew, stitch, tack, thread Word Origin sense 1 late 15th cent.: of unknown origin. sense 2 late Middle English: from Old French bastir ‘sew lightly’, ultimately of Germanic origin.
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