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Noun: basting  bey-sting
  1. A loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
    - baste, basting stitch, tacking
  2. Moistening a roast as it is cooking
Verb: baste  beyst
  1. (cooking) cover with liquid before cooking
    "baste a roast"
  2. Strike violently and repeatedly
    - clobber [informal], batter
  3. Sew together loosely, with large stitches
    "baste a hem";
    - tack

Derived forms: bastings

Type of: beat, beat up, dampen, dampening, embroidery stitch, moisten, moistening, run up, sew, sew together, sewing stitch, stitch, stitch up, wash [literary], work over

Part of: roasting

Encyclopedia: Basting