2. luxuriate, indulge in, enjoy, revel, wallow, Inf. roll in; delight in, take pleasure in, rejoice in, be happy or glad of. basket, n. hamper, creel, pannier, dosser, bassinet, punnet, scuttle, bucket; wicker, wickerwork; receptacle, container, holder, box, case, vessel, bass, adj. Music, low, low-toned, low-pitched; deep, deep-toned, deep-pitched; sonorous, resonant, grave, bastard, n. 1. illegitimate child, bye-blow, Brit. SI. get, Archaic, whoreson, natural child, love-child.
2. Slang, a. scoundrel, villain, rascal, cad, dog, blackguard. See scoundrel (defs. 1, 2). b. failure, All Inf. loser, dud, washout.
-adj. 3. illegitimate, misbegotten, misbegot, unlawfully begotten, baseborn, natural, unfathered.
4. spurious, adulterine, adulterous, adulterate, adulterated; feigned, faked, fake, artificial, contrived, factitious, simulated, imitation, make-believe; counterfeit, false, untrue, sham, bogus, mock, phony, ungenuine; supposititious, so-called; fraudulent, cheating, dishonest.
5. inferior, substandard, low-grade, second-rate, subnormal; imperfect, inadequate, deficient.
6. unwieldy, unmanageable, cumbersome, cumbrous, incommodious, difficult to handle, ill-proportioned; bulky, hulking, weighty, hefty; unsuitable, unfit, ill-adapted.
bastardize, v. 1. illegitimate, Rare, misbeget.
2. debase, degrade, devalue, demean, defile, cheapen, depreciate; adulterate, corrupt, pervert, vitiate, distort, pollute, prostitute; spoil, contaminate, ruin; dishonor, disgrace. bastille, n. 1. prison, confine, panopticon, jail, Brit, gaol; dungeon, oubliette, limbo; penitentiary, reformatory, house of correction, house of detention, detention home, U.S. workhouse.
2. keep, donjon, tower; citadel. See bastion (def. 1). bastion, n. 1. citadel, fortress, fort, fortification, garrison; keep, donjon, stronghold, fastness; castle, chateau.
2. wall, bulwark, rampart, circumvallation, Fort. breastwork, Fort, contravallation; railing, balustrade, Fort, parapet, fence, palisade, Fort, stockade; barricade, barricado, blockade, block, barrier. bat1, n. 1. stick, racket, mallet; club, shaft, staff, cudgel, bludgeon, truncheon, cane.
2. Informal, stroke, bang, hit, smack, rap, knock, buffet, blow, cuff, Inf. wallop, slam, swat, slap, whack, thwack, Inf. sock, Inf. whop, Inf. lick, SI. smackeroo, SI. zinger; strike, thump, tap, pat, poke, swipe, dab, jab.
3. Slang, spree, revel, debauch, Inf. binge, Inf. drunk, Inf. jag, Inf. bender, Inf. soak, Inf. souse, Inf. toot, lost weekend; orgy, party, romp, escapade, fling, caper, Inf. tear; wassail, carouse, carousal, bacchanalia.
4. go to bat for Slang, defend, stand up for, fight for, stick by; support, back up, advocate, champion, vouch for.
5. right off the bat immediately, quickly, at once, without delay, without hesitation, without another thought, Inf. off the top of one's head.
-v. 6. strike, hit, batter, pound, lay on, pommel, pummel, SI. paste; thrash, flog, switch, swat, birch, scourge, whip, horsewhip, thresh, flail; Inf. thump, Inf. lambaste, Inf. whale, SI. whomp; smite, thwack, slap, smack; knock, cuff, buffet; Inf. clout, Inf. slug, Inf. slam, Inf. whack, Inf. knock [s.o.'s] block off, Inf. wallop, Inf. belt, SI. sock; cudgel, bludgeon, baste, cane, bastinado, club, hammer; thrash, trounce, drub, Inf wallop, SI. clobber.
7. bat around Slang, a. roam, wander, ramble, drift, meander; prowl, Sl. mooch or hang around, Sl. fool around,
b. ponder, debate, discuss, talk over, confer, Inf. kick around.