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verb as in moisten during cooking

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verb as in sew temporarily

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verb as in pummel, thrash

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He would often jazz them up with some adobo seasoning and a can or two of dark soda and would always keep an old painter’s brush on hand for basting.

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On the other hand, traditional basting brushes of the sort that my mother used for decades did not seem to be available.

Oxo Basting Brush  Basting brushes have become rather a problem in recent years.

Cousin Barbara had seated herself in a low rocking-chair and was pulling the basting threads from a finished garment.

Place a piece of buttered paper over the dish, and bake in a moderate oven till it is tender, basting it frequently.

Replace the birds on the spit, and let them finish roasting, basting them continually alternately with broth and champagne.

I haven't given you a basting since you were fifteen—but I'll paste you one right in the mouth if you don't talk straight talk!

Fie, defile not thy fine workmanly fingers with the feet of kitchenstuff and basting-ladles.


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On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to basting, such as: grease, season, drip, lard, and brush with liquid.

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