"bastes" in the noun sense
1. baste, basting, basting stitch, tacking
a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
"bastes" in the verb sense
cover with liquid before cooking
"baste a roast"
2. clobber, baste, batter
strike violently and repeatedly
"She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
3. baste, tack
sew together loosely, with large stitches
"baste a hem"
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