baste vs clobber what difference

what is difference between baste and clobber

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beɪst/
  • Rhymes: -eɪst
  • Homophone: based

Etymology 1

Late Middle English, from Old French bastir (build, construct, sew up (a garment)).

Verb

baste (third-person singular simple present bastes, present participle basting, simple past and past participle basted)

  1. To sew with long or loose stitches, as for temporary use, or in preparation for gathering the fabric.
Translations

Etymology 2

Middle English basten, of uncertain etymon, possibly from Old French basser (moisten, soak), from bacin (basin).

Verb

baste (third-person singular simple present bastes, present participle basting, simple past and past participle basted)

  1. To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
  2. (by extension) To coat over something.
  3. To mark (sheep, etc.) with tar.
Translations

Noun

baste (plural bastes)

  1. A basting; a sprinkling of drippings etc. in cooking.
    • 1876, The Odd Fellow’s Companion
      “Just like a leg of mutton being roasted before a slow fire without any one to give it a baste,” groaned the old man.

Etymology 3

Perhaps from the cookery sense of baste or from some Scandinavian etymon. Compare Old Norse beysta (to beat, thresh) (whence
Danish børste (to beat up)). Compare also
Swedish basa (to beat with a rod, to flog) and
Swedish bösta (to thump).
Might be related French bâton (formerly baston), which means stick (English baton comes from bâton) ; see also French bastonnade, the act of beating with a stick.

Verb

baste (third-person singular simple present bastes, present participle basting, simple past and past participle basted)

  1. (archaic, slang) To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
    • July 1660, Samuel Pepys, Diaries
      One man was basted by the keeper for carrying some people over on his back through the waters.
Translations
References
  • [Francis] Grose [et al.] (1811), “Baste”, in Lexicon Balatronicum. A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. [], London: Printed for C. Chappell, [], OCLC 23927885.

Anagrams

  • Bates, Beast, Sebat, abets, bates, beast, beats, besat, betas, esbat, tabes

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

baste

  1. singular past indicative and subjunctive of bassen

Anagrams

  • batse, besta

French

Pronunciation

Noun

baste m (plural bastes)

  1. ace of clubs

Noun

baste f (plural bastes)

  1. basque (clothing)

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English bæst.

Noun

baste

  1. Alternative form of bast (bast)

Etymology 2

From Old French bast.

Noun

baste

  1. Alternative form of base (illegitimacy)

Northern Sami

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpasːte/

Noun

baste

  1. spoon

Inflection

Derived terms

  • deadjabaste

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[3], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Portuguese

Verb

baste

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of bastar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of bastar
  3. third-person singular imperative of bastar

Spanish

Verb

baste

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of bastar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of bastar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of bastar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of bastar.


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈklɒb.ə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈklɑb.ɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒbə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: clob‧ber

Etymology 1

British slang from 1941; possibly onomatopoeic of the sound of detonated bombs in the distance.

Verb

clobber (third-person singular simple present clobbers, present participle clobbering, simple past and past participle clobbered)

  1. (transitive, slang) To hit or bash severely; to seriously harm or damage.
    • 1954, Evan Hunter, The Blackboard Jungle, 1984, page 201,
      So the temptation to clobber was always there, and it was sometimes more difficult not to strike than it would have been to strike, and the consequences be damned.
    • 2000 November 30, Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard), page 3034,
      Mr. Speaker, Sir, in the East African Standard newspaper we saw a picture of a man being carried away after being clobbered. We also saw women being clobbered by well-built policemen using big clubs. They were clobbering women who had already fallen on the ground.
    • The following script cripples the UNIX server by an implosion of incoming jobs. This is known as a denial of service (DOS) attack [] .
  2. (transitive, computing, slang) To overwrite (data) or override (an assignment of a value), often unintentionally or unexpectedly.
    • 1999, Michael J. Wooldridge, Anand Rao, Foundations of Rational Agency, page 74,
      Inferences made in accordance with this reason are defeated by finding that the merged plan clobbers one of the causal-links in one of the constituent plans.
    • 2004, John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young, Unix for Dummies, page 314,
      The cp command does one thing as it clobbers a file; mv and ln do another.
    • 2007, Billy Hoffman, Bryan Sullivan, Ajax Security, unnumbered page,
      These functions collide, and we can see in Figure 7-1 that the debug() function for SexyWidgets clobbers the developer′s debug() function. The last function declared with the same name in the same scope will silently clobber the earlier function definition.

Noun

clobber (uncountable)

  1. (slang) A thumping or beating.
    • 2014, Philippa Ballantine, Weather Child
      He should have stepped back and given Hemi room to chat and see where the women was going, yet he found himself drawn over to them. His friend would probably give him a clobber later on for his stupidity []
  2. A bash on say the head, typically with a tool or object rather than with fists.
Translations

Etymology 2

British slang from 19th century.
(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

clobber (uncountable)

  1. (Australia, Britain, slang) Clothing; clothes.
    • 1919, C. J. Dennis, Red Robin, in Jim of The Hills, Gutenberg Australia eBook #0500931:
      I was thinkin’ of the widow while I gets me clobber on— / Like a feller will start thinkin’ of the times that’s past an’ gone.
  2. (Britain, slang) Equipment.

Etymology 3

Noun

clobber (uncountable)

  1. A paste used by shoemakers to hide the cracks in leather.

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “clobber”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • The Dinkum Dictionary
  • “The Jargon File”, in (please provide the title of the work)[3], (please provide a date or year)

Anagrams

  • Cobbler, cobbler

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