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baste

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cooking, Sewing & knitting
bastebaste /beɪst/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  1 DFCto pour liquid or melted fat over food that is cooking Baste the potatoes occasionally.2 DLHto fasten cloth with long loose stitches, in order to hold it together so that you can sew it later syn tack
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basteQ: Do I need to baste?A: Some cooks say that basting does nothing to ensure moist meat; others swear by it.The turkey basted itself in a paper bag in the oven.Return to the oven for 40 minutes, basting occasionally.Be sure to baste on both sides.The cooking period may require full attention, as in stirring, basting, or turning, or it may not.Not invited, but told, and basted roundly with curses and abuse by the playmaster.Grill poussins under moderately high heat for 15-20 minutes on each side, basting with the marinade.
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Verb table
baste
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybaste
he, she, itbastes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybasted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave basted
he, she, ithas basted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad basted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill baste
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have basted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam basting
he, she, itis basting
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you, we, theyare basting
Past
I, he, she, itwas basting
you, we, theywere basting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been basting
he, she, ithas been basting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been basting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be basting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been basting
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