basting basting  /ˈbeɪ stɪŋ/


  1. (n) a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
  2. (n) moistening a roast as it is cooking



  1. Dribble Shot This basting bottle ensures that the extra marinade lands on the meat, not your feet.
  2. In the depths of the Depression, when other businesses were going to pot, Keating streamlined his spatulas, basting spoons, kitchen strainers, etc.
  3. Workers will get from $30 weekly for basting skirts to $55 for making coats, reefers or dresses.



  • "With Johnny, you could never be sure whether CIA meant Central Intelligence Agency or Culinary Institute of America," said the journalist Todd S. Purdum, in another of the eulogies, "or whether Turkey meant basting or NATO enlargement."
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Todd Purdum Source: New York Times

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