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baste

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

bastev. t. [Cf. Icel. beysta to strike, powder; Sw. basa to beat with a rod: perh. akin to E. beat.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To mark with tar, as sheep.  [1913 Webster]
bastev. t. [OE. basten, OF. bastir, F. btir, prob. fr. OHG. bestan to sew, MHG. besten to bind, fr. OHG. bast bast. See Bast.].
     To sew loosely, or with long stitches; -- usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

baste, v.tr. moisten (meat) with gravy or melted fat during cooking.

baste, v.tr. stitch loosely together in preparation for sewing; tack.

baste, v.tr. beat soundly; thrash.

Etymology
perh. figurative use of BASTE(1)

THESAURUS

baste

bake, bang, barbecue, bastinado, batter, bawl out, beat, belabor, belt, berate, birch, blanch, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, buffet, cane, chew out, clobber, club, coddle, cook, cowhide, cudgel, curry, cut, devil, do, do to perfection, drub, fire, flagellate, flail, flap, flog, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, fustigate, give a whipping, give the stick, griddle, grill, hammer, heat, horsewhip, knock, knout, lace, lambaste, larrup, lash, lay on, maul, mill, oven-bake, pan, pan-broil, parboil, paste, patter, pelt, pistol-whip, poach, pommel, pound, prepare, prepare food, pulverize, pummel, rail, rap, rawhide, roast, saute, scallop, scourge, sear, shirr, simmer, sledgehammer, smite, spank, steam, stew, stir-fry, strap, stripe, swinge, switch, tell off, thrash, thresh, thump, toast, tongue-lash, trounce, truncheon, wallop, whale, whip, whop, wig

ROGET THESAURUS

baste

Punishment

VB punish, chastise, chasten, castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice, cowhide, lambaste, visit upon, pay, pay out, serve out, do for, make short work of, give a lesson to, serve one right, make an example of, have a rod in pickle for, give it one, strike, deal a blow to, administer the lash, smite, slap, slap the face, smack, cuff, box the ears, spank, thwack, thump, beat, lay on, swinge, buffet, thresh, thrash, pummel, drub, leather, trounce, sandbag, baste, belabor, lace, lace one's jacket, dress, dress down, give a dressing, trim, warm, wipe, tund, cob, bang, strap, comb, lash, lick, larrup, wallop, whop, flog, scourge, whip, birch, cane, give the stick, switch, flagellate, horsewhip, bastinado, towel, rub down with an oaken towel, rib roast, dust one's jacket, fustigate, pitch into, lay about one, beat black and blue, beat to a mummy, beat to a jelly, give a black eye, tar and feather, pelt, stone, lapidate, masthead, keelhaul, execute, bring to the block, bring to the gallows, behead, decapitate, guillotine, decollate, hang, turn off, gibbet, bowstring, hang draw and quarter, shoot, decimate, burn, break on the wheel, crucify, empale, impale, flay, lynch, electrocute, gas, send to the gas chamber, torture, put on, put to the rack, picket, banish, exile, transport, expel, ostracize, rusticate, drum out, dismiss, disbar, disbench, strike off the roll, unfrock, post, suffer, suffer for, suffer punishment, be flogged, be executed, suffer the ultimate penalty, be hanged, come to the gallows, mount the gallows, swing, twist in the wind, dance upon nothing, die in one's shoes, be rightly served, be electrocuted, fry, ride the lightning, face the firing squad.

Impulse

VB flash on the mind, say what comes uppermost, improvise, extemporize, give an impetus, impel, push, start, give a start to, set going, drive, urge, boom, thrust, prod, foin, cant, elbow, shoulder, jostle, justle, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter, run against, bump against, butt against, knock one's head against, run one's head against, impinge, boost, bunt, carom, clip y, fan, fan out, jab, plug, strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash, punch, thwack, whack, hit hard, strike hard, swap, batter, dowse, baste, pelt, patter, buffet, belabor, fetch one a blow, poke at, pink, lunge, yerk, kick, calcitrate, butt, strike at, whip, come into a collision, enter into collision, collide, sideswipe, foul, fall foul of, run foul of, telescope, throw.


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