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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To sew with long loose stitches so as to hold the work temporarily in place.

Usage examples (35)
  • I'll just baste the shirt collar and sleeves on until we can do a fitting.
  • baste a roast
  • baste a hem
  • The bacon helps to 'baste' the chicken while it cooks. for more
Tutoring comment
  • "Based" (founded) on his domestic lessons, he felt confident that he could either "baste" (to moisten meat) the meat or "baste" (to sew loosely) his pants as needed.
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