Baste vs Thump - What's the difference?

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Baste is a related term of thump.

As nouns the difference between baste and thump

is that baste is while thump is a blow that produces a muffled sound.

As a verb thump is

to hit (someone or something) as if to make a.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


  • To sew with long or loose stitches, as for temporary use, or in preparation for gathering the fabric.
  • * {{quote-news, year=1991, date=June 14, author=J.F. Pirro, title=Custom Work, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=He bastes the coat together with thick white thread almost like string, using stitches big enough to be ripped out easily later. }}

    Etymology 2



  • To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
  • (by extension) To coat over something
  • * {{quote-news, year=2001, date=April 20, author=Peter Margasak, title=Almost Famous, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Ice Cold Daydream" bastes the bayou funk of the Meters in swirling psychedelia, while "Sweet Thang," a swampy blues cowritten with his dad, sounds like something from Dr. John's "Night Tripper" phase. }}
  • To mark (sheep, etc.) with tar.
  • Etymology 3

    Perhaps from the cookery sense of baste or from some Scandinavian source. Compare (etyl) (whence (etyl) ). Compare also (etyl) and (etyl)


  • To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
  • * Samuel Pepys
  • One man was basted by the keeper for carrying some people over on his back through the waters.


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    (en noun)
  • a blow that produces a muffled sound
  • * Tatler
  • The watchman gave so great a thump at my door, that I awaked at the knock.
  • the sound of such a blow; a thud
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To hit (someone or something) as if to make a .
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • These bastard Bretons, whom our fathers / Have in their own land beaten, bobb'd, and thump'd .
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 19, author=Jonathan Stevenson, work=BBC
  • , title= Leeds 1-3 Arsenal , passage=Kasper Schmeichel brilliantly denied Marouane Chamakh before Bacary Sagna thumped home a second, though Bradley Johnson's screamer halved the deficit.}}
  • To thud or pound.
  • To throb with a muffled rhythmic sound.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Travels and travails , passage=Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.}}