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Topic: COOKING

Sense: 1
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Origin unknown.
Sense: 2
Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: bastir

baste

verb
     
baste [intransitive and transitive]
1DFC to pour liquid or melted fat over food that is cooking:
Baste the potatoes occasionally.
2DLH to fasten cloth with long loose stitches, in order to hold it together so that you can sew it later [= tack]
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