baste baste  /ˈbeɪst/


  1. (n) a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
  2. (v) cover with liquid before cooking
  3. (v) strike violently and repeatedly
  4. (v) sew together loosely, with large stitches


  1. Henrietta Kanengeiser never learned to cut a dress; her needlework was atrocious, and if she ventured to baste a hem it was likely to sag.
  2. He forked over $3,612 to buy a full page in San Francisco's Examiner Chronicle to baste Ren in an open letter.
  3. Stay out any longer, even if you reapply sunscreen, and you will burn, just as a turkey cooked too long will eventually burn, no matter how much you baste it.


  • ‘Poor man’s butter’ belabors its name

    Guacamole is a good dip but an even better sauce or salad dressing. For something different on Labor Day, try it as a sauce on grilled pork tenderloin, basted with your favorite barbecue concoction.
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star


  • "It appeared to be of the size of something you would use to baste a turkey and not a syringe per se," Padres chief executive officer Sandy Alderson said.
    on Apr 4, 2006 By: Sandy Alderson Source: ESPN

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