Definition of baste :
1. To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
2. To mark with tar, as sheep.
3. To sew loosely, or with long stitches; - usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.
4. To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
cream, wear round, dinge, append, tacking, drip, alternate, tack together, piece, catch, pound, grease, buffet, tack on, interchange, assault, beat, hammer, thrash, pummel, lambaste, belabor, knock about, season, switch, lard, club, basting, cook, batter, lick, basting stitch, flip-flop, trounce, assail, thresh, attack, strike, drub, bat, hang on, flip, assemble, smash, rain blows on, clobber, tag on, put together, set up, moisten
fasten (part of speech: verb)
glue, buckle, cement, bracket, chain, lace, fasten, stay, couple, fuse, splice, hitch, paste, lash, stitch, clinch, weld, plait, weave, strap, knot, tie, link, tether, connect, suture, hinge, braid, zip, string
sew (part of speech: verb)
- Help me off this baste and I'll turn to and scorch a breakfast for ye." - "They of the High Trails", Hamlin Garland.
- The Bottoms are also bak'd in Pies, with Marrow, Dates, and other rich Ingredients: In Italy they sometimes broil them, and as the Scaly Leaves open, baste them with fresh and sweet Oyl; but with Care extraordinary, for if a drop fall upon the Coals, all is marr'd; that hazard escap'd, they eat them with the Juice of Orange and Sugar. - "Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets", John Evelyn.
- Mike, poor man, regretted very much that he had no gun, as he might perhaps shoot " the baste." - "Hudson Bay", R.M. Ballantyne.