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baste1

 
pronunciation:
beIst
part of speech: verb
inflections: bastes, basting, basted
definition: to sew with long, loose stitches. Basting lets one put together the pieces of a garment to see how it fits before the final sewing.
It was a good thing the tailor basted the coat first; he found that it was too big.