After dinner the ould mon said the Spring lamb tasted kin o' quare an' he wondered had Oi cooked the baste enough.
Put the stewpan in the oven, baste well, and cook gently one hour.
baste the other side of the band down, and hem as on the right side.
Put it into the oven, and baste it occasionally, while baking, with its own drippings.
After the flour has become brown, baste the veal every fifteen minutes.
To baste it with its own dripping will make the skin tough and hard.
Cut the bone short, place in a hot oven for twenty minutes; then add one cupful of hot water; baste frequently.
baste it at first with a little salt and water, and then with its own gravy.
On woolen goods or material that does not crease easily it is necessary to baste the first fold.
Lay in the pan in which it is to be roasted some fat pork to baste it.
"sew together loosely," c.1400, from Old French bastir "build, construct, sew up (a garment), baste, make, prepare, arrange" (12c., Modern French bâtir "to build"), probably from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *bastjan "join together with bast" (cf. Old High German besten; see bast).
"to soak in gravy, moisten," late 14c., of unknown origin, possibly from Old French basser "to moisten, soak," from bassin "basin" (see basin). Related: Basted; basting.
To strike violently and repeatedly: he basted the dog after it misbehaved (1530s+)