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3 definitions found
 for basting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Baste \Baste\ (b[=a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Basted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Basting.] [Cf. Icel. beysta to strike, powder; Sw.
     basa to beat with a rod: perh. akin to E. beat.]
     1. To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              One man was basted by the keeper for carrying some
              people over on his back through the waters. --Pepys.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Cookery) To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or
        fat on, as on meat in roasting.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To mark with tar, as sheep. [Prov. Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  basting \basting\ n.
     1. Loose temporary stitches.
  
     Syn: baste, tacking.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. (Cookery) The act or process of moistening a roast as it
        is cooking.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  basting
      n 1: a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric
           together [syn: baste, basting, basting stitch,
           tacking]
      2: moistening a roast as it is cooking

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