Adjective "Basted" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Pour fat or juices over (meat) during cooking in order to keep it moist.
  1. 'keep any remaining sauce ready for basting'
  2. 'You won't need to baste the meat as it cooks, but it is a good idea to toss the potatoes around half way through cooking, so that they turn golden and sticky on both sides.'
  3. 'You want to look for a brisket with the most fat, because it protects and bastes the meat naturally.'
  4. 'The grilled eggplant slices and potato were basted with freshly cooked juice of tomato and beef jam and covered with a thick layer of hot cheese.'
  5. 'You should not remove all fat from a roasting joint, as it helps to flavour and baste the meat as it cooks.'
  6. 'Don't forget to continue to baste the meat with the surrounding liquid.'
  7. 'Place the squab on the grill and baste with the barbecue sauce halfway through the cooking process.'
  8. 'Mop sauce gets its name from a utensil similar to a small string mop that the chuck wagon cook would use to baste meats, literally mopping on the sauce while cooking.'
  9. 'Open the oven door, remove the chicken and baste it with the juices in the tin.'
  10. 'Add butter, thyme and garlic; baste sweetbreads with butter for one minute.'
  11. 'Fat-tailed sheep (of lamb age or older) are highly valued, and are often roasted with the tail intact, curved over the body to display it and to help baste the meat.'


Beat (someone) soundly; thrash.
  1. 'He was more mortified at that, than the feeling of the pain and he did not moan no matter how hard they basted him.'
  2. 'They basted him for his labour, kept him prisoner.'
  3. 'With that, my father took a stick and basted me.'

More definitions

1. to sew with long, loose stitches, as in temporarily tacking together pieces of a garment while it is being made.

More examples(as adjective)

"porks can be basted."


(baste)Mid 16th century: perhaps a figurative use of baste.