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basting

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[ bey-sting ]
/ ˈbeɪ stɪŋ /
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noun

sewing with long, loose stitches to hold material in place until the final sewing.
bastings, the stitches taken or the threads used.

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Origin of basting

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First recorded in 1515–25; baste1 + -ing1

Definition for basting (2 of 2)

basting2
[ bey-sting ]
/ ˈbeɪ stɪŋ /

noun

the act of moistening food while cooking, especially with stock or pan juices.
the liquid used in basting.

Origin of basting

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First recorded in 1520–30; baste2 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for basting

basting
/ (ˈbeɪstɪŋ) /

noun

loose temporary stitches; tacking
sewing with such stitches
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