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Meaning & Definition of Baste in English

English

Baste

/best/

noun

1. A loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together

    synonym:
  • baste
  • ,
  • basting
  • ,
  • basting stitch
  • ,
  • tacking

verb

1. Cover with liquid before cooking

  • "Baste a roast"
    synonym:
  • baste

2. Strike violently and repeatedly

  • "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
    synonym:
  • clobber
  • ,
  • baste
  • ,
  • batter

3. Sew together loosely, with large stitches

  • "Baste a hem"
    synonym:
  • baste
  • ,
  • tack