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 for baste
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Baste \Baste\ (b[=a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Basted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Basting.] [Cf. Icel. beysta to strike, powder; Sw.
     basa to beat with a rod: perh. akin to E. beat.]
     1. To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
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              One man was basted by the keeper for carrying some
              people over on his back through the waters. --Pepys.
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     2. (Cookery) To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or
        fat on, as on meat in roasting.
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     3. To mark with tar, as sheep. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Baste \Baste\, v. t. [OE. basten, OF. bastir, F. b?tir, 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] Bastile

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric
           together [syn: baste, basting, basting stitch,
      v 1: cover with liquid before cooking; "baste a roast"
      2: strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who
         tried to attack her" [syn: clobber, baste, batter]
      3: sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"
         [syn: baste, tack]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "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

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