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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.

Synonyms:

set up, pummel, bat, basting, append, dinge, flip-flop, batter, thresh, beat, tack together, cook, tack, grease, drip, knock about, flip, tack on, assemble, attack, belabor, hammer, smash, drub, season, lick, buffet, alternate, strike, moisten, tag on, tacking, pound, lambaste, club, lard, wear round, cream, catch, assault, trounce, piece, hang on, basting stitch, interchange, assail, rain blows on, put together, switch, thrash, clobber.

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