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  • n  a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
  • v  cover with liquid before cooking
    baste a roast
  • v  strike violently and repeatedly
  • v  sew together loosely, with large stitches
    baste a hem

  • Settlers fleeing the privations of the Old World landed in the new one and found themselves on a fat, juicy center cut of continent, big enough to baste its coasts in two different .
  • In the Pascal mansion just before Thanksgiving dinner, Mother (Genevieve Bujold) says, "I'm going to go baste the turkey and hide the kitchen knives.
  • In Washington last week some 300 diners had come not to honor but to baste him.
News & Articles

  • ‘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.
    Aug. 28, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star

  • Sandy Alderson in ESPN
    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.

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