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baste



Pronunciation: (bāst), [key]
v.t., bast•ed, bast•ing.
to sew with long, loose stitches, as in temporarily tacking together pieces of a garment while it is being made.

baste



Pronunciation: (bāst), [key]
v., bast•ed, bast•ing,
n.


v.t.
to moisten (meat or other food) while cooking, with drippings, butter, etc.

n.
liquid used to moisten and flavor food during cooking: a baste of sherry and pan juices.

baste



Pronunciation: (bāst), [key]
v.t., bast•ed, bast•ing.
1. to beat with a stick; thrash; cudgel.
2. to denounce or scold vigorously: an editorial basting the candidate for irresponsible statements.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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