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Baste (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Basted; p. pr. & vb. n. Basting.] [Cf. Icel. beysta to strike, powder; Sw. basa to beat with a rod: perh. akin to E. beat.]


To beat with a stick; to cudgel.

One man was basted by the keeper for carrying some people over on his back through the waters. Pepys.

2. Cookery

To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.


To mark with tar, as sheep.

[Prov. Eng.]


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Baste, v. t. [OE. basten, OF. bastir, F. btir, prob. fr. OHG. bestan to sew, MHG. besten to bind, fr. OHG. bast bast. See Bast.]

To sew loosely, or with long stitches; -- usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.



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