AskDefine | Define baste

Dictionary Definition

baste n : loose temporary stitches [syn: basting, tacking]


1 cover with liquid before cooking; "baste a roast"
2 strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her" [syn: clobber, batter]
3 sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem" [syn: tack]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
  2. To sew with wide stitches.
  3. To beat.

Extensive Definition

Basting may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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