from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cudgeling; a beating.
  • noun The moistening of meat that is being roasted with its own fat, butter, etc.
  • noun The gravy, melted fat, butter, etc., used in moistening roasting beef, etc.
  • noun In candle-making, the process of pouring melted wax over the wicks.
  • noun The act of sewing together with long, loose stitches.
  • noun The stitches themselves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Loose temporary stitches.
  • noun (Cookery) The act or process of moistening a roast as it is cooking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete, slang A (physical) beating.
  • verb Present participle of baste.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun moistening a roast as it is cooking
  • noun a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together


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