Part of speech: verb

To sew loosely together.

Part of speech: verb

To cover with gravy or the like while cooking.

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Usage examples "baste":

  1. Sprinkle over them some grated cheese, and baste the whole well from time to time with the hot fat. - "The Cauliflower", A. A. Crozier.
  2. " Then make haste and carry it to the sewing room, and tell Miss Finch to baste it in the neck and sleeves of that new black silk of mine. - "Mildred's New Daughter", Martha Finley.
  3. I should like to see the expression of the English plain cook if she was told to baste her beef with butter and make her gravy for it with mushrooms. - "Home Life in Germany", Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick.