from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To lower in quality or character; debase.
- transitive v. To declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To claim or demonstrate that someone is a bastard, or illegitimate.
- v. To reduce from a higher to a lower state; to debase.
- v. To introduce debased elements into.
- v. To beget out of wedlock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make or prove to be a bastard; to stigmatize as a bastard; to declare or decide legally to be illegitimate.
- transitive v. To beget out of wedlock.
- transitive v. to change something (for example, art forms) so that its value declines; to debase.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To declare or prove to be a bastard; stigmatize as a bastard.
- To beget out of wedlock.
- To render mongrel or hybrid; make degenerate; debase: as, “a bastardized race of the Romans,”
- To become degenerate.
- Also spelled bastardise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
- v. declare a child to be illegitimate
The basic idea, which I’m going to horribly bastardize, is that social power is exerted not just through obvious physical or economic coercion, but also in the ways information is categorized and used.
Only Canadians would bastardize such wonderful food.
Therefore people can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or truth they want, Ashton said, speaking in a low voice and directly facing the camera.
If they were just going to do a crazy hell story then do a crazy hell story, not take a name from one great Poem and bastardize it as much as possible.
"We send our soldiers off, sometimes to die, to tell people that ours is the best damn government in the world, so we can't bastardize that by not letting the people have their say," she said.
The Two and a Half Men star then posted a video online last month saying "people can bastardize the truth," seemingly referencing rumors of their impending split.
"There is no gatekeeper of the truth ... people can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form that they want and spread that around the world," he said in the video.
In, Kutcher — who isn't wearing his wedding ring and much was made of that by the chattering/blogging class — states, "There is no gatekeeper of the truth ... people can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form that they want and spread that around the world."
Q: Ok, but organizations bastardize copyright law all the time.
Netizens in the region should not allow some individuals to bastardize and defeat the emancipatory potential of the worldwide web.