- Assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
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Definition for: BASTE
- (v. t.) To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
- (v. t.) To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
- (v. t.) To mark with tar, as sheep.
- (v. t.) To sew loosely, or with long stitches; -- usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.
- Soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"
- Flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
- Moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
- (n.) Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc.
- (n.) Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a beast of burden.
- (n.) As opposed to man: Any irrational animal.
- (n.) Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.
- (n.) A game at cards similar to loo.
- (n.) A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc.
- Make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
- The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
- Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
- A stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
- Move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
- A regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
- Indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
- The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
- Sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
- (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
- Wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
- Move with a flapping motion; "The bird's
- (n.) The eleventh month of the ancient Hebrew year, approximately corresponding with February.
- (n.) Progressive emaciation of the body, accompained with hectic fever, with no well-marked logical symptoms.