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baste1 to sew temporarily with long, loose stitches, as in temporarily assembling the pieces of a garment prior to final sewing.
baste2 to moisten (esp. meat) with a liquid during cooking.
baste3 to beat or thrash with a stick; cudgel. [2 definitions]
basting sewing done by stitching loosely to temporarily hold material in place. [2 definitions]