What does the word baste mean?

Usage examples for baste

  1. Sprinkle over them some grated cheese, and baste the whole well from time to time with the hot fat. – The Cauliflower by 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 by 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 by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
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