- 1 English
- 2 Dutch
- 3 French
- 4 Northern Sami
- 5 Portuguese
- 6 Spanish
- To sew with long or loose stitches, as for temporary use, or in preparation for gathering the fabric.
1991 June 14, J.F. Pirro, “Custom Work”, Chicago Reader:
- He bastes the coat together with thick white thread almost like string, using stitches big enough to be ripped out easily later.
- To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
- (by extension) To coat over something
2001 April 20, Peter Margasak, “Almost Famous”, Chicago Reader:
- Ice Cold Daydream" bastes the bayou funk of the Meters in swirling psychedelia, while "Sweet Thang," a swampy blues cowritten with his dad, sounds like something from Dr. John's "Night Tripper" phase.
- To mark (sheep, etc.) with tar.
Perhaps from the cookery sense of baste or from some Scandinavian source. Compare Old Norse beysta (“to beat, thresh”) (whence Danish børste (“to beat up”)). Compare also Swedish basa (“to beat with a rod, to flog”) and Swedish bösta (“to thump”)
- (obsolete, slang) To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
- Samuel Pepys
- One man was basted by the keeper for carrying some people over on his back through the waters.
- Samuel Pepys
baste m (plural bastes)
baste f (plural bastes)
- basque (clothing)
|Inflection of baste (even, st-stt gradation)|
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular imperative of